Book on China's contribution to Theory of International Relations presented in Spain

Source: Xinhua| 2017-04-08 09:36:32|Editor: Mengjie
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MADRID, April 7 (Xinhua) -- The Spanish Diplomat Manuel Montobbio presented his new book on China's contribution to the Theory of International Relations on Friday at the Real Instituto Elcano in Madrid.

The book discusses how the emergence of the Asian giant has an impact to the world, not only on the global economy and geopolitics but also on culture.

"What the rise of China means is that we will have more than one center, at least two centers or two models of doing things," Montobbio said.

The author considered that the rise of China marks the evolution from a unipolar to a polycentric world, where the center moves towards the Asia Pacific region.

In his book, Montobbio also talks about the transition from Asian "values" to "Asian ideas" and analyzes the debate on China's foreign policy and its global rise.

The Spanish diplomat, currently serves as the Ambassador of Spain to Andorra, with extensive experience in other parts of the world, advocates adopting a Chinese perspective when analyzing its role in international relations because examining from a Western perspective can undermine understanding.

"In the West we perceive the evolution of history in a synthesis-antithesis way, that is, two powers are confronted and the story ends when one defeats the other," said Montobbio, adding that China, however, believes "yin can coexist with yang and they can interact in harmony."