China ramps up its efforts to shape a multipolar world

Cover Photo Credit: Illustration for The China Project by Derek Zheng

China’s recent achievement in brokering rapprochement between Saudi Arabia and Iran has captivated the attention of pundits and policymakers worldwide. Now, China has indicated that it wishes to act as peacemaker between Russia and Ukraine.

These developments reflect a trend that has seen a stark rise in China’s global conflict mediation efforts since Xí Jìnpíng 习近平 assumed power in 2012, raising a pivotal question: what motivates Beijing to take on this role of peacemaker?

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