“Community of shared destiny for humanity”: remaking the world in the image of China


About the seminar

The seminar will review the origins, goals and determinants of the future prospects of President Xi Jinping’s flagship initiative to build a “Community of Shared Destiny for Humanity” – a new kind of global community that would complement Xi Jinping’s “Chinese Dream” of fostering “the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation”. Through the discourse of “Community with Shared Destiny”, Beijing has actively mobilized broad international support for global governance norms and institutions which compete with and could potentially replace the current liberal rules-based order.China’s vision of global governance is taking shape through three key vehicles, namely the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the Global Development Initiative (GDI) and the recently launched Global Security Initiative (GSI) The seminar will also unveil the roles of Southeast Asia in these Chinese initiatives. and Beijing’s prioritization of the region as a cornerstone in building a new global community centered on China.

About the speaker

Dr. David Arase is Resident Professor of International Politics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies Hopkins-Nanjing Center located in China. He is currently a Non-Resident Visiting Senior Scholar in the Regional Program for Strategic and Policy Studies at ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute and a Visiting Scholar at National Chengchi University in Taipei, Taiwan. His most recent publications are The Belt and Road Initiative in Asia, Africa and Europe (co-editor and contributor, to be published end of 2022); The Routledge Handbook of Africa-Asia Relations (co-editor, 2018); The Rise of China: Implications for the East Asian Order (editor and contributor, 2016); and The U.S.-Japan Alliance: Balancing Soft and Hard Power (co-editor and contributor, 2010).


This is a hybrid event to be held at ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute (ISEAS).

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