World Safe for Autocracy? The Domestic Politics of China's Foreign Policy

What does China want, and where are US‒China tensions headed? Far from a ‘Beijing consensus’, the Chinese government must grapple with domestic debates and divisions over everything from when and how to use force in China’s territorial disputes to how ambitiously to pursue climate solutions at short-term costs to economic growth. Through the lens of domestic politics, nationalism and regime insecurity in China, Weiss assesses Beijing’s international ambitions, the prospects for peaceful coexistence and the future of international order.

Jessica Chen Weiss is the Michael J. Zak Professor for China and Asia-Pacific Studies in the Department of Government at Cornell University.