China’s Geopolitical Code
Shaping the Next World Order

Nadine Godehardt
January 25, 2024

Nadine Godehardt sketches out two major developments in Chinese foreign policy discourse that provide the framework for understanding China’s current geopolitical code. Geopolitical codes reflect strategic visions of order and space; they highlight how governments and political elites orientate themselves towards the world, and how this translates into conceptions of world order.