‘Rules-based order’ not clearly defined – international studies expert at RT – RT World News


One country cannot dictate its terms to the rest of the world, says Shanghai Center for Intl Studies vice president

The so-called “rules-based order,” often talked about in the West as the guiding principle of global relations, is not something that actually has a clear definition, said Nelson Wong, vice president of the Center for Shanghai International Studies. said.

Speaking to RT on Sunday, Wong noted that the provisions of this “rules-based order” are “not found,” because they are not written in any type of document.

He stressed, however, that it was crucial that nations entering the “new phase of global development” need of “Playing by the rules,” which should be clarified and accepted by all major players, not just one country.

Wong commented on recent statements made by Chinese and Russian leaders about a “multipolar world” noting that he is “definitely on the way” and expressed the hope that the West “Faced with reality”.

As China continues its multi-trillion-dollar initiative known as One Belt One Road, which aims to develop global infrastructure through investments in nearly 150 countries and international organizations, Wong says Beijing has chosen “a different journey” for global expansion, contrary to Western colonial practices.

The expert also commented on the election of Xi Jinping for a third term as General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, saying that this unprecedented appointment shows the “unity and consensus of the party”.

Responding to Western media claims that Xi was trying to bolster his loyalty to himself by reshuffling his cabinet, Wong insisted that such perceptions are “very bad” and shows that those who make such accusations “I don’t understand Chinese politics.”

The same “ridiculous perceptions of China” also explain Western concerns that Beijing is planning to take back the self-governing island of Taiwan by force, Wong noted. He reiterated China’s position that it wishes “national reunification” with the island through peaceful means and diplomacy and that the use of force is reserved only when there is interference by a foreign country in the matter or when Taiwanese separatist groups ” Become uncontrollable “.

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