This chapter outlines the main institutional features of the Chinese political system and the state and explains its resilience and independence vis-à-vis external imperial influences. Further, it lays out the main economic policy principles that guide Chinese economic policy and discusses the ways in which China’s ruling class connect its principles of economic development with geo-economic and geopolitical expansion in Asia and beyond. In this context, the chapter sheds light, among others, on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and explains how China’s mode of economic development and expansion differs from that of the West.
|Title of host publication||China & the USA|
|Subtitle of host publication||Globalisation and the Decline of the American SUpremacy|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|
- China politics
- Belt and Road Initiative
- Chinese economic model