Commentary | 29 November 2012

Foreign policy will stay on China's backburner

Foreign policy is not likely to be elevated to a key priority of China's new leadership, writes Linda Jakobson, East Asia Program Director at The Lowy Institute, on CNN's Global Public Square.

  • Linda Jakobson

Foreign policy is not likely to be elevated to a key priority of China's new leadership, writes Linda Jakobson, East Asia Program Director at The Lowy Institute, on CNN's Global Public Square.

  • Linda Jakobson

Key Findings

  • Foreign policy will remain a low priority for China's top leadership.
  • Politburo member and former international relations professor Wang Huning may be put in charge of education.
  • Party Secretary Xi Jinping will focus on domestic issues and may not outline a foreign policy vision for another two years.