The 'Community of Shared Destiny' is not a completely new concept in Chinese foreign policy — the Communist Party first used the term in 2007 in relation to cross Strait relations. But it is one that has gained greater prominence over the past year. A key development during this period was Xi Jinping’s October 2013 keynote speech at the ‘Workshop on Diplomatic Work with Neighbouring Countries’ 周边国家外交工作座谈会, during which he elaborated on the ‘shared destiny’ theme (sometimes translated into English as ‘common destiny’): it was then that the term officially entered the Chinese foreign policy lexicon.
|Title of host publication||Shared Destiny|
|Editors||G R Barme, L Jaivin and J Goldkorn|
|Place of Publication||Canberra, Australia|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|