For many universities in Ireland and elsewhere in Europe, engagement with Chinese institutions can represent an immense opportunity. But what are the hidden costs to the core values of higher education in Europe?
State of Mind
The Future of Common Destiny
Xi's language about “common destiny” may echo European ideas, but China's concept emphasizes the primacy of national rights over the rights of the individual.
A Chinese Catchphrase in Sweden
China’s language about the building of a “community of destiny” hasn’t gained much ground in Sweden. But it will have to compete for space with the Swedish-Finnish brotherhood.
Dreaming of Chinese Solutions
China actively promotes the idea that the world is a “community of common destiny,” and that China’s values can be shared by all. Now formally a partner in China’s Belt and Road Initiative, Italy should have a more open discussion about what exactly those values are.
Community and “Discourse Power”
How has the Chinese notion of a “community of common destiny for humankind” been received in France? The short answer is that is hasn’t been. But the language isn’t exactly unfamiliar either.
State of Mind
The Birth of a Foreign Policy Catchphrase
The journey of “community of common destiny” to the center of China’s foreign policy lexicon has been years in the making.
Good Money, Bad Money
Can we really discuss the factors behind France’s “Yellow Vest” movement and other European upheavals without addressing the role of China in a globalized world?
China in Europe
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