China is the world’s second largest economy and a key player in world politics. This book looks at China’s foreign policy from a macro perspective. It analyses China’s peripheral and regional policy as well as its relations with other major powers – India and Russia. It offers insight into the historical security concerns of China and the linkages of internal domestic issues with external diplomacy which reshape its relations with neighbouring countries. The volume also examines President Xi Jinping’s foreign policy orientations and aspirations for future. In face of growing global concern on China’s hegemonic ambitions in the region, the book gauges the tensions between China and Japan in the South China Sea as well as the apprehensions of several smaller Asian countries that may perceive China’s strategic and geo-economic advantages and military strength as a threat.
This book will be useful to scholars and researchers of China studies, politics, foreign policy, international relations, military and strategic studies, defence and security studies, area studies, and political studies.
Contributors. ForewordKerry Brown. Preface. Abbreviations. 1. China’s Foreign Policy: An Overall Understanding of Debates and Policy Orientation Geeta Kochhar 2. Understanding Sino-Indian Foreign Relations in Contemporary Times Shreyasi Ghosh 3. Revisiting Sino-India Relations: Conflict and Cooperation Prerana Bhaduli 4. Xi Jinping’s Vision of South Asia: An Appraisal of Problems and Potentials for India Bawa Singh and Parvaiz Ahmad Thoker 5. Assessing the Comparative Political Economy of India's Act East and China’s FTAAP Tilak Jha 6. The Internal Situation in China and its Impact on China's Foreign policy: An Analysis Tenzin Tsultrim 7. China’s Drive for Energy Security: Impact on Its Foreign Policy Behaviour Arnab Dasgupta 8. China's North-West Frontier: A Historical Perspective Pooja Pingua 9. The Great Asian Security Complex: China’s Security Concerns and Its Responses Towards the South China Sea Shiv Kumar and Shabaz Hussain Shah 10. China’s Two-Level Game in the Climate Change Negotiation Anmol Mukhia 11. China’s Military Modernisation: An Overview Umesh Kumar Gupta. Glossary. Index