1st Edition

China's Security Interests in the 21st Century

By Dr Russell Ong Copyright 2007
    170 Pages
    by Routledge

    170 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.


    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




    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.

    'Using his interest-based approach the author provides an insightful and yet concise analysis of the security situation in most of the regions that surround China' - FRANS-PAUL VAN DER PUTTEN, China Information, 2008; 22; 176