A ‘China Model?’ Beijing’s Promotion of Alternative Global Norms and Standards

CSIS' Jonathan Hillman testified before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on Beijing's ambitions to create alternative global norms and standards.

Beijing’s willingness to start new international institutions underscores its global ambitions and adds weight to its rhetoric about creating an alternative order, but it would be a mistake to exaggerate their current scale and effectiveness. The following statement by Jonathan E. Hillman, senior fellow of the Simon Chair in Political Economy, and director of the CSIS Reconnecting Asia Project, was provided to the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.