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Attention will be paid to the role of nation-states, the conceptualization of sovereignty, the role of predominant powers in international relations, and the norms and values embedded in global governance. After this review of the Western literature, the second aim of this chapter is to unravel the Chinese perspectives on global governance and international order. While there is little dispute that China has increasingly integrated itself into the international system and that China has remarkably increased its presence in various international organizations and regimes, how do the Chinese leaders and scholars interpret and respond to the changes from Westphalian "state" politics to post-Westphalian "global" governance?
Developed states might use their power to impede effective global governance. Therefore, the state has to be on high alert to guard against any move that would infringe on national sovereignty and undermine its role in domestic and global governance. 8' The question at issue here is how best to defend sovereignty. "82 In outlining China's "diplomatic philosophy" in 36 - China Engages Global Health Governance the twenty-first century, Shi further argues that instead of being passively mindful of manipulation by the more powerful states, China should play the role of an innovative state in global governance.
93 The emphasis on "dialogues, consultations and cooperation" ties in well with China's recent diplomatic approach to resolving international problems through peaceful means. However, while the definition points to "dialogues, consultations and cooperation on equal footings among multiple actors," the Chinese approach to international relations is still colored by statecentrism, which highlights the predominant role of sovereign states in global governance. Implicit to this approach is the understanding that all nons tate actors have to rally around and are subordinate to the state and state behavior.