In my personal view, Peking's foreign policy is based upon three theoretical principles: (1) national interests, (2) nationalism, and (3) communism.
"The Foreign Policy of the People's Republic of China: Goals and Tactics,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 20
, Article 6.
Available at: https://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol20/iss3/6