A Política Externa Portuguesa Face À China (Portugal Foreign Policy Towards China)

9 Pages Posted: 23 Jun 2009 Last revised: 1 Sep 2014

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Arnaldo Gonçalves

Catholic University-Lisbon; International Political Science Association (IPSA)

Date Written: June 22, 2009

Abstract

Spanish Abstract: A política externa de Portugal tem estado captiva do desígnio português de uma plena integração política e económica na União Europeia. A única alternativa a este pendos europeiista tem sido África, designadamente os cinco países que foram, antes, colónias portuguesas. O autor argumenta que o abandono dispiciendo do legado de 440 anos da presença portuguesa em Macau, e por via disso, de relações bilaterais entre Portugal e China - primeiro no contexto das relações entre as monarquias portuguesa e chinesa e depois no contexto dos governos republicanos - tem sido um erro político clamoroso, uma falta de visão dos governas socialistas portugueses. Em dez anos, nada sobreviverá a este gradual desinvestimento de Portugal na relação politico-diplomática Portugal-China.

English Abstract: Portuguese foreign policy has been captive of Portugal's desiderata of a complete and sustainable political and economic integration in the European Union. The only alternative area for Portugal's projection of political influence has been Africa, namely the five countries that were, before, Portuguese colonies. The author stresses that the desertion of 440 years of historical relations between Portugal and China has been a dreadful political mistake, a lack of vision from Portugal's Socialists governments. In ten years time, probably nothing will survive this gradual desinvestment in Portugal-China relationship.

Note: Downloadable document is in Spanish.

Keywords: Portugal, China, European Integration, Colonies, Asia, Foreign Policy, Diplomacy

JEL Classification: P40, P50, Z00

Suggested Citation

Gonçalves, Arnaldo M., A Política Externa Portuguesa Face À China (Portugal Foreign Policy Towards China) (June 22, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1423732 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1423732

Arnaldo M. Gonçalves (Contact Author)

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