Reading in the platform of Chinese political thought From Confucianism to Chinese Marxism
The study of China's political thought and strategic culture, that is major importance. Going into the history of Chinese political ideas and beliefs helps to understand the broad outlines of China's foreign policy in general.
It should be pointed out that the ideas and values which contain this culture are not the only source of foreign policy or internal governance, nor the only factors impact on the selection of specific policies. But the study of strategic culture helps us to appreciate the intellectual framework from which the Chinese decision maker draws his vision. Historically, the Chinese have viewed their state as the civilized world; China's view of the world that “ non-existence of any other state is equal footing with China culturally”.