As China’s policy decisions become increasingly significant as a bellwether of global economics, one of the nation’s most prominent and long-serving diplomats comes forward to illuminate the powerful country’s stance during some of the most important events of recent history. Tang Jiaxuan, born in 1938, served as a Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of China from 1998 to 2003, and as the State councilor from 2003 to 2008. Tang Jiaxuan uses his experience at the forefront of China’s policies to make Heavy Storm and Gentle Breeze an indispensible guide for anyone interested the past—and future—of China’s relationship with the world.
Preface -- The tortuous road of Sino-Japanese relations -- The new foreign minister's first overseas visit: Indonesia -- Four trips to New York in four weeks: diplomatic struggles before the Iraq War of 2003 -- Sino-Russian negotiations over Heixiazi Island -- Bombing of the Chinese embassy in Yugoslavia -- Visit to Latin America in the new millennium -- Land boundary and marine delimitation: negotiations with Vietnam -- The China-US South China Sea air collision incident -- The maturing of China-EU relations -- The nuclear tests by India and Pakistan -- The Beijing summit of the China-Africa Cooperation Forum.
Number Of Pages: 608
Published: 12th April 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Australia