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1st Edition

China's Security Interests in the 21st Century

ISBN 9780415590440
Published July 14, 2010 by Routledge
170 Pages

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Book Description

The collapse of communism in Europe, the quest for economic security and the War on Terror have all affected China's view of security matters. Ong provides a comprehensive study of the new policy and security challenges China faces in the coming years. Covering all of China's current security interests and concerns, this remarkable book includes chapters on Chinese concepts of security, the role of the United States, and regional tensions including the Korean peninsula, Japan, Taiwan, and China’s quest for ‘great power’ status.

Table of Contents


The Chinese Concept of Seucrity

The Threat of ‘Peaceful Evolution’

Perceptions of US Unilateralism

The Korean Peninsula

The Rise of Japan

Central Asia

Drive to Great Power Status



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Dr Russell Ong is Lecturer in Chinese politics at the University of Manchester and a research associate at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. His research interests lie in international security, international relations of Asia and Chinese foreign policy.