The China threat : perceptions, myths and reality

2002, The China threat : perceptions, myths and reality. Edited by Yee, Herbert and Storey, Ian, Routledge, London, Eng..

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Title The China threat : perceptions, myths and reality
Editor(s) Yee, Herbert
Storey, Ian
Publication date 2002
Total pages xvi, 338 p.
Publisher Routledge
Place of Publication London, Eng.
Keyword(s) China -- Relations -- Foreign countries
history -- Asia -- China
history -- Asia -- general
political science -- general
political science -- international relations -- diplomacy
political science -- international relations -- general
Summary "Since the end of the Cold War, one of the most significant debates in international relations has been the question of whether the rise of China as a major economic, political and military power will be a force for stability or instability in the international system and the East Asian region. Forceful arguments have been put forward on both sides."
"This book examines perceptions of the 'China Threat', and governments' policies in response to the perceived threat in a wide range of countries, including the United States, Russia, Europe, Japan, South Asia, South-East Asia and the Middle East, as well as the perceptions of the Chinese themselves. For each country current security concerns and policies, especially the policy of engagement, are examined in detail, and future prospects for relations with China are assessed. As the Bush administration in Washington increasingly focuses on China as a 'strategic competitor' and Sino-US-relations become increasingly tense, the 'China Threat' issue has come to dominate the security agenda in the Asia-Pacific region, and now poses the biggest foreign policy challenge of the twenty-first century."
ISBN 0700717382
Language eng
Field of Research 160607 International Relations
HERDC Research category A7 Edited book
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