China’s Diplomacy in 2017: The “Circle of Friends” Is Growing Bigger and the “Partner Network” Is Growing Closer
The international situation in 2017 remained complexed and volatile, and significant changes happened in the internal affairs of many big countries. China, meanwhile, enriched and developed theory and practice of its diplomacy, achieving significant results in major country diplomacy and neighborhood diplomacy.Jan 11, 2018
General Secretary Xi Jinping pointed out that this new era “will be an era that sees China moving closer to center stage and making greater contributions to mankind.”Oct 23, 2017
Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong paid an official visit to China on Sept. 19.
According to Singapore media, Lee’s visit to China is not only significant, but its timing merits careful attention. He had previously declared that he would visit the United States in October to hold talks with U.S. President Donald Trump in the White House. What is the significance of this sudden visit to China before his visit to U.S?