Decoding CCP Catchphrases

With Chinese President Xi Jinping coming to the United States for a visit later this month, I am sure that some of these stock CCP catchphrases will be used. I will be adding new phrases and meanings as I think of them. Also, I would welcome any contributions from readers.

CCP catchphrase                                                                    What it means

Core Interests                                                                         Things that the CCP considers                                                                                                            important, and would be willing to                                                                                                    go to war over (i.e. Taiwan)

New Great Power Relationship                                            This phrase has been used a lot                                                                                                          recently, and almost always in                                                                                                            regards to the US-PRC                                                                                                                        relationship. Basically it means                                                                                                          that China wants to be treated as                                                                                                      an equal, and for the US to not                                                                                                          interfere with its core interests.

Nuclear Free Korea                                                                 For the US, this means no North                                                                                                      Korean nuclear weapons, but the                                                                                                      CCP also wants to get rid of the US                                                                                                   nuclear umbrella over South Korea

About Leon Whyte

I'm a recent graduate of the Fletcher school of Law and Diplomacy. My interests include Pacific Asia and Security. I am looking for related opportunities.
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