ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS- Greater and Greater Disorder

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS 'Greater and Greater Disorder'? G P D THERE have not been many serious attempts in English at tracing China's view of the world-order. A good case can be made for a systematic study or the Chinese science of politics; for Chinese thinkers have thought on the problems of politics for as long as, if not longer than, the Europeans have. A part of the terminology that the Chinese use today can be related to their view of polities and power, Chou En-lai, in his political report to the fourth National People's Congress, talked of the world situation in terms which predate modern China. He reiterated the basic Chinese understanding of the world situation today (first articulated by Teng Hsiao-ping at the United Nations a few months ago) as being characterised by "greater and greater disorder".

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