The nations that border the Pacific Ocean are becoming increasingly interdependent, and trade among them-a major cohesive force-has already reached substantial proportions. China Among the Nations of the Pacific examines this new order, focusing on events in China and on how the PRC will affect and interact with its Pacific neighbors as it looks outward from its former isolation. The authors-all recognized authorities-address such fundamental issues as China's economy, demographics, food and energy supplies, and relations with the rest of Asia. Will China become a major exporter of energy? Will it remain a major importer of food? Is China destined to become one of Japan's major suppliers of raw materials? Can China resolve its maritime jurisdiction disputes with neighboring countries? How will the perceptions of the nations of Southeast Asia concerning China and the Chinese influence the future course of events? The discussion of these and other questions adds a new dimension to the study of China's external relations.
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Also of Interest -- Foreword -- Preface -- The Chinese Economy in the 1980s -- China's New Social Fabric: Views of Inside from Outside -- The Great Triangle: China, the U.S.S.R., and Japan -- China's Food Prospects and Import Needs -- China's Population in Perspective -- China's Role in the Energy Development of Asia and the Pacific: The Next Twenty Years -- China's Maritime Jurisdictions: The Future of Offshore Oil and Fishing -- Southeast Asia Looks at China
Harrison Brown, director of the Resource Systems Institute of the East-West Center, is author of The Human Future Revisited (1978) and other books.