The US is relieved that Singapore beat out China’s nominee as the new UN IP agency head

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“China pursues its foreign policy interests and values through the multilateral system, and does this in a number of ways,” said Courtney Fung, assistant professor of international relations at the University of Hong Kong and an associate fellow at London-based think tank Chatham House. “In terms of foreign policy interests, China is pushing various UN agencies to explicitly reference, voice support for, or partner with projects under the Belt and Road Initiative. In terms of values, China emphasises state sovereignty as a principle guiding international politics.”

Period4 Mar 2020

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