The Globalist has posted Part III of the excerpts from Democracy is a Good Thing, by Yu Keping, deputy director of the Translation Bureau of the Chinese Communist Party Committee and a professor of politics at Beijing University, published by the Brookings Institution. In it, he discusses China’s policy of “harmonious diplomacy”:
Only through global governance can the diverse problems confronting human society be resolved and a new global order be established.
Strong conflicts of interest that prove impossible to bridge in the near term should be handled according to the principle of shelving disputes and looking forward.
The emergence of global governance not only highlights humankind’s shared problems and destiny, but also reflects people’s efforts to pursue a world of sustained peace and common prosperity.
So far, there is no clear and universally accepted definition of global governance. Generally speaking, global governance could be defined as the attempt to resolve such problems as conflict, environmental degradation, the defense of human rights, international migration, drug-smuggling and infectious diseases through international regimes with binding force so as to maintain international political and economic order.