1Hobova, Ye.
1A. Yu. Krymskyi Institute of Oriental Studies, NAS of Ukraine. 4, Hrushevskoho Str., Kyiv, 01001, Ukraine
Kitaêznavčì doslìdžennâ 2018, 1:77-82
Section: Political, social and Economic development of China
Language: English

In critical moments a nation strives to find support from outside and acquire new allies, especially if the conflict is continuous and not promising a reasonable settlement on the horizon. Among other influential powers on the world stage China has become a desirable partner in more than just trade through the ‘peaceful rise’ strategy. This paper examines China’s image in comparison to the Western allies’ and how the idea of ‘peaceful rise’ resonates with this image among elites in Ukraine and Israel/Palestine. In this paper we argue that the image of ‘rising China’ in this context is a complex notion which combines antagonistic ideas and is partially contradicting the original strategy of ‘peaceful rise’.

Keywords: China, conflict, Israel/Palestine, perceptions, Ukraine

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