Journal of China and International Relations https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/jcir <p>&nbsp; JCIR provides a forum for exploring how external factors helped shape China’s internal transformations and how China’s inner transformation contributed to reshaping the world.</p> Aalborg University Press en-US Journal of China and International Relations 2245-8921 <p><a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/"><img src="/public/site/images/admin/cc_88.png" alt=""></a></p> <p>Articles published in Journal of China and International Relation are following the license <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/">Creative Commons <span style="display: inline;">Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported</span> (<span style="display: inline;">CC BY-NC-ND 3.0</span>)</a></p> <p>Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License: Attribution - NonCommercial - NoDerivs (by-nc-nd). Further information about <a href="http://creativecommons.org/about">Creative Commons</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Complexities of Representation https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/jcir/article/view/4427 <p>Exploring the representational effect of tourism, this study examines factors that influence perceptions that Chinese outbound tourists are representatives or de facto ambassadors of the Chinese government advancing its national objectives abroad. The paper finds that the Chinese government is ambivalent, and at times inconsistent about endowing individual tourists with the responsibility to serve as its de facto ambassadors. In addition, the paper argues that the role of tourism in China’s bilateral relations with South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe influence general perceptions among bureaucrats and elites in the three countries that Chinese outbound tourists are representatives of the Chinese government.</p> <p><strong>Keywords</strong>: Outbound Tourism, Tourists, Representation, China, Bilateral Relations</p> Obert Hodzi Yu-Wen Chen Copyright (c) 2020-03-27 2020-03-27 1 21 Book Review https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/jcir/article/view/4428 <p>Book Review:</p> <p><strong>Li Xing, </strong>ed. 2019. <strong>&nbsp;</strong><em>Mapping China’s One Belt One Road Initiative</em>, London: &nbsp;Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-3-319-92200-3.</p> Saleh Shahriar Copyright (c) 2020-03-27 2020-03-27 1 5