China, for many decades, has been the most secluded country in the world. The seclusion resulted from China being the most innovative and advanced civilization globally (Lihua, 2021). Life was significantly contained within the country’s borders, but with time, the government has recognized the need for an international association and has embraced globalization and modernization over the years. The ancient Chinese traditional concepts have greatly influenced the current government’s efforts to establish a harmonious society.
Nowadays the Chinese government is working on building a well-orchestrated society. The régime’s focus is to develop a more self-governing and financial opportunity for the Chinese people (Lihua, 2021). Lihua (2021) states that the government is fixated on allowing people to participate in the government’s affairs while upholding firm and centralized governance. The purpose of the plan is to utilize China’s economic prosperity in increasing the country’s influence on the global stage.
Confucianism has guided social interaction among the Chinese people for many decades. Confucianism is a philosophy that dictates the importance of healthy interaction and respect among individuals. The Confucian ideology argues that the relationship between individuals is not equal, and everyone is entitled to hierarchical roles (Lihua, 2021). The doctrine has dramatically influenced the understanding of a harmonious society. The idea has influenced the government’s decision not to interfere with other nations’ internal affairs. It has led to the belief that interfering with another state’s internal matters by supporting one side is immoral.
The guanxi principle for many years has committed the Chinese people to assist one another in every situation. The guanxi principle dictates how individuals, friends, families, or even businesses should relate and failure to uphold it leads to loss of honor. The code has influenced the country’s policy formulation in that China believes big nations should respect the small ones. The notion indicates that the big nations need to build trust with the small ones by avoiding publicity and proclamation their power. The idea is manifested in China’s efforts in securing and encouraging a secure, amicable, and prosperous neighborhood.
Lihua, Z. (2021). China’s traditional values and modern foreign policy. Carnegie-Tsinghua Center. Web.