Shared Destiny

Shared Destiny

Edited by: Geremie R Barmé, Linda Jaivin, Jeremy Goldkorn

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Humanity as never before shares a common destiny, whether it be in terms of the resources of the planet, the global environment, economic integration, or the movement of peoples, ideas, cultures. For better or worse humankind is a Community of Shared Destiny 命运共同体.

The People’s Republic of China under the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party and its ‘Chairman of Everything’, Xi Jinping, has declared that it shares in the destiny of the countries of the Asia and Pacific region, as well as of nations that are part of an intertwined national self-interest. The Party, according to Marxist-Leninist-Maoist theory, is the vanguard of progressive social forces; it cleaves to the concept of shared destiny and its historical role in shaping that destiny. Since its early days nearly a century ago it has emphasised the collective over the individual, the end rather than the means. It addresses majority opinion while guiding and moulding the agenda both for today, and for the future.

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Nov 2015
ANU Press
China Story Yearbook
Australian Centre on China in the World
Arts & Humanities: Art & Music, Cultural Studies, History; Business & Economics; Law; Social Sciences: Politics & International Studies
East Asia: China; World

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Introduction: Under One Heaven (PDF, 1.4MB) – Geremie R Barmé doi

Forum: All That is Old

Chapter 1: Great Expectations (PDF, 1.4MB) – Jane Golley doi

Forum: Mixed Economic Messages

Chapter 2: Whose Shared Destiny? (PDF, 1MB) – Richard Rigby and Brendan Taylor doi

Forum: China in the World

Chapter 3: The Chinese Internet: Unshared Destiny (PDF, 742KB) – Jeremy Goldkorn doi

Forum: Begging to Differ

Chapter 4: Destiny’s Mixed Metaphors (PDF, 935KB) – Gloria Davies doi

Forum: Xi Who Must be Obeyed

Chapter 5: Urban, Mobile and Global (PDF, 1.1MB) – Carolyn Cartier doi

Forum: Capital Flight

Chapter 6: The Sword of Discipline and the Dagger of Justice (PDF, 1.2MB) – Susan Trevaskes and Elisa Nesossi doi

Forum: The Rights and Wrongs of the Law

Conclusion: Bringing Order to All-Under-Heaven (PDF, 716KB) – Geremie R Barmé doi


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