China's exit in October 1949, from the sphere of US control, was perhaps the heaviest blow to strike American post-World War II global hegemony. China's successful drive for independence had been anticipated in Washington for many months.
2nd BRI Summit is going to be held on 27-29 April 2019 in Beijing. This time the summit is even more important, by its participation and depth of the issues under discussion.
Contemporary Chinese political scientists derive their doctrine of multipolarity from the Cold War era, and in particular the five principles of peaceful coexistence which formed the basis of the 1954 treaty with India.