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.
Table of Contents
Contributors. Foreword Kerry 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
Geeta Kochhar is Assistant Professor at the Centre for Chinese and South East Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. She received her PhD from the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. She was awarded the Asia Fellowship to undertake research at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. She was also awarded the India–China Bilateral Cultural Exchange Scholarship (September 1995 to July 1997) by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, for pursuing advance studies in China. She has co-edited three books: Unique Asian Triangle: India, China, Nepal (2016); India–China–Nepal: Decoding Trilateralism (2016); and Nepal’s Foreign Policy and Her Neighbours (2016). She has also authored 1000 Powerful Chinese Lexicon: Chinese, English, Hindi (2017). She has presented many papers at national and international conferences on China, published several papers in journals and organised conferences.