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Saying no to gunboat diplomacy
02-24-2012, 02:41 PM,
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Saying no to gunboat diplomacy
Saying no to gunboat diplomacy

by Li Qingsi

The Chinese veto at the Security Council was not a passing fancy influenced by Russia, but the fruit of a long and painful experience. It was primarily motivated by the desire to uphold the norms of international law. Professor Li Qingsi places this concern in its immediate historical context (regime changes orchestrated in North Africa) and within a longer-term perspective (China’s occupation by the West and the difficult Sino-US relations).

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