China's Security Interests in the 21st Century

By Russell Ong

© 2007 – Routledge

164 pages

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About the Book

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



About the Author

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.

About the Series

Routledge Security in Asia Series

The aim of this series is to publish original, high-quality work by both new and established scholars in the West and the East on all aspects of security in Asia.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Terrorism