Beijing s Power and China s Borders Book

Beijing s Power and China s Borders


  • Author : Bruce Elleman
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-12-18
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317515647

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Beijing s Power and China s Borders Excerpt :

China shares borders with 20 other countries. Each of these neighbors has its own national interests, and in some cases, these include territorial and maritime jurisdictional claims in places that China also claims. Most of these 20 countries have had a history of border conflicts with China; some of them never amicably settled. This book brings together some of the foremost historians, geographers, political scientists, and legal scholars on modern Asia to examine each of China's twenty land or sea borders.

Beijing s Power and China s Borders Book

Beijing s Power and China s Borders


  • Author : Bruce Elleman
  • Publisher : M.E. Sharpe
  • Release Date : 2015-05-18
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN 10 : 0765627663

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Beijing s Power and China s Borders Excerpt :

China shares borders with 20 other countries. Each of these neighbors has its own national interests, and in some cases, these include territorial and maritime jurisdictional claims in places that China also claims. Most of these 20 countries have had a history of border conflicts with China; some of them never amicably settled. This book brings together some of the foremost historians, geographers, political scientists, and legal scholars on modern Asia to examine each of China's twenty land or sea borders.

China s Coming War with Asia Book
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China s Coming War with Asia


  • Author : Jonathan Holslag
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2015-03-17
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780745688282

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China s Coming War with Asia Excerpt :

China?s ambition is to rise peacefully. Avoiding fierce conflicts with its Asian neighbors is essential to this goal. Jonathan Holslag makes a brilliant case for the geopolitical dilemma facing the rising China, and his argument that China will likely enter into major conflict with Asia is compelling and thoughtful. Both Chinese experts and decision-makers will find this book illuminating reading. Asia is set for another great power war. As China?s influence spreads beyond its territorial borders and its global aspirations gain momentum, so tensions with its neighbors are reaching breaking point. In this clear-sighted book, Jonathan Holslag debunks the myth of China?s peaceful rise, arguing instead that China?s policy of shrewd intransigence towards other Asian countries will inevitably result in serious conflict. China?s ambitions are not malicious. But what China wants ? namely to maximize its security and prosperity ? will lead to a huge power imbalance, where China towers above her neighbors, impels them into unequal partnerships, and is increasingly able to seize disputed territory. At present, China?s focused and uncompromising pursuit of its own interests is bearing fruit. Many of China?s neighbors are still too weak to counter Beijing?s influence, and China has ably exploited divisions between them to divide and rule. But several regional powers are now joining forces to stop China. With the PRC unlikely to back down and nationalism riding high, China?s coming war with Asia is already in the making.

Strong Borders  Secure Nation Book

Strong Borders Secure Nation


  • Author : M. Taylor Fravel
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015077658733

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Strong Borders Secure Nation Excerpt :

As China emerges as an international economic and military power, the world waits to see how the nation will assert itself globally. Yet, as M. Taylor Fravel shows in Strong Borders, Secure Nation, concerns that China might be prone to violent conflict over territory are overstated. The first comprehensive study of China's territorial disputes, Strong Borders, Secure Nation contends that China over the past sixty years has been more likely to compromise in these conflicts with its Asian neighbors and less likely to use force than many scholars or analysts might expect. By developing theories of cooperation and escalation in territorial disputes, Fravel explains China's willingness to either compromise or use force. When faced with internal threats to regime security, especially ethnic rebellion, China has been willing to offer concessions in exchange for assistance that strengthens the state's control over its territory and people. By contrast, China has used force to halt or reverse decline in its bargaining power in disputes with its militarily most powerful neighbors or in disputes where it has controlled none of the land being contested. Drawing on a rich array of previously unexamined Chinese language sources, Strong Borders, Secure Nation offers a compelling account of China's foreign policy on one of the most volatile issues in international relations.

Transboundary Water Cooperation Book

Transboundary Water Cooperation


  • Author : Patricia Wouters
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-10-15
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 378
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351973700

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Transboundary Water Cooperation Excerpt :

China and its neighbours face a series of water security issues, in which international law plays a vital role. Paramount to both policymakers and researchers in the field of water law, the current status of transboundary water cooperation schemes and how these operate in China is of global significance. Grounded in international experience, this comprehensive volume provides readers with an up-to-date overview of current international transboundary water resource sharing policies and practices, including detailed case studies at both domestic and international levels. The authors discuss existing international laws, treaties, and principles that may stimulate transboundary water cooperation and dialogue, and then analyse a number of international experiences with treaties in North America, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia. They take stock of China’s water resource issues, legal practices and options, examine case studies of China’s southern shared rivers, and explore some innovative approaches to cooperative management of shared waters within China. The articles in this book were originally published in the journal Water International.

China Exposed    World Domination Book

China Exposed World Domination


  • Author : Che Chibala
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Release Date : 2019-01-06
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 108
  • ISBN 10 : 1793260826

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China Exposed World Domination Excerpt :

The socialist market economy of the People's Republic of China is the world's second largest economy by nominal GDP and the world's largest economy by purchasing power parity. Until 2015, China was the world's fastest-growing major economy, with growth rates averaging 10% over 30 years. This growth rate is now estimated to be the same for global influence rate in all fields. The Chinese army is one of the five most powerful armies on earth; with a soldier population is estimated to be 7,054,000 in total, while the American army consists of less than 3 million soldiers. Obviously, Chinese can staff more men in a potent fight with USA.In closing a nationalistic speech to parliament, president Xi Jinping, where laid out China's vision, he promised of a new era of military might. Xi said that any nation interfering in China's territorial integrity would face "the punishment of history."Zambia has anywhere from 13,000 and 23,000 Chinese nationals, and many arrived in the last several years as workers for Chinese state-owned enterprises or private firms. Chinese investors are heavily invested in local mining operations.About 1 million Chinese citizens have arrived in Africa since 2001, with China emerging as Africa's largest trading partner and Chinese companies stepping up investment in oil and infrastructure projects. China's exploitative relationship abroad with African nations became most evident when it was discovered that the Chinese government's gift of a headquarters building and computer network for the African Union in Addis Ababa contained a back door to facilitate the transfer of data to servers in Shanghai. Beijing shells out $20 million a year to lease the real estate for its base in Djibouti, and has already stationed over 1,000 troops there, with sufficient space for 10 times that number if needed. On top of that, the Chinese government "Then I stood on the sand of the sea and behold, a great, fiery red dragon rose up out of the sea, having seven heads and

World Report 2021 Book

World Report 2021


  • Author : Human Rights Watch
  • Publisher : Seven Stories Press
  • Release Date : 2021-02-02
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 684
  • ISBN 10 : 9781644210291

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World Report 2021 Excerpt :

The best country-by-country assessment of human rights. The human rights records of more than ninety countries and territories are put into perspective in Human Rights Watch's signature yearly report. Reflecting extensive investigative work undertaken by Human Rights Watch staff, in close partnership with domestic human rights activists, the annual World Report is an invaluable resource for journalists, diplomats, and citizens, and is a must-read for anyone interested in the fight to protect human rights in every corner of the globe.

The Belt and Road Initiative and the Future of Regional Order in the Indo Pacific Book

The Belt and Road Initiative and the Future of Regional Order in the Indo Pacific


  • Author : Michael Clarke
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-02-15
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 9781498582766

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The Belt and Road Initiative and the Future of Regional Order in the Indo Pacific Excerpt :

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is emerging as a vital lynch-pin in China's efforts to establish a maritime and continental zone of influence in the Indo-Pacific region. The Belt and Road Initiative and the Future of Regional Order in the Indo-Pacific interrogates to what extent BRI represents an achievable vision of a China-centric order in Asia and explores its major security implications for the region. The contributions to this volume provide up-to-date analysis of the effect of BRI on the region's foreign policy and alliance patterns, its connection to geo-economics and domestic Chinese politics, and the policy responses of key Indo-Pacific actors. While acknowledging that BRI remains prey to a variety of internal and exogenous shocks, the contributors conclude that at the very least BRI will continue to disrupt the existing alignments of economic and strategic interests in the Indo-Pacific and that on this minimal basis BRI will likely be judged a success by China. For regional actors, however, the BRI simultaneously enhances choice while presenting strategic and economic risks of greater dependency on China - a dilemma intensified by the disruptive effects of the Trump administration on regional confidence in the longevity of American commitments and leadership.

China s Belt and Road Book

China s Belt and Road


  • Author : Jennifer Hillman
  • Publisher : Council on Foreign Relations Press
  • Release Date : 2021-03-23
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN 10 : 0876098006

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China s Belt and Road Excerpt :

China's massive, globe-spanning Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) seeks to build everything from railways, ports, and power plants to telecommunications infrastructure and fiber-optic cables. Chinese President Xi Jinping's signature foreign policy endeavor, BRI has the potential to meet developing countries' needs and spur economic growth, but its implementation creates risks that outweigh its benefits. Unless the United States offers an effective alternative, China could reorient global trade networks, set technical standards that would disadvantage non-Chinese companies, lock countries into carbon-intensive power generation, increase its political influence over countries, and acquire power projection capabilities for its military. The COVID-19 pandemic has made a U.S. response more urgent as the global economic contraction has accelerated the reckoning with BRI-related debt. China's Belt and Road: Implications for the United States proposes that the United States respond to BRI by putting forward an affirmative agenda of its own, drawing on its strengths and coordinating with allies and partners to promote sustainable, secure, and green development.

The Chinese View of the World Book

The Chinese View of the World


  • Author : Xiaobo Lu
  • Publisher : Pantheon
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre: China
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN 10 : UCAL:B4519888

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The Chinese View of the World Excerpt :

Essays discuss China's nuclear strategy, and relations with the Soviet Union, the U.S., Korea, Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, and the Third World

After the Cold War  Domestic Factors and U S  China Relations Book

After the Cold War Domestic Factors and U S China Relations


  • Author : R.J. Ross
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-07-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781315502274

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After the Cold War Domestic Factors and U S China Relations Excerpt :

As relations between the United States and China move into a period of intense activity and sensitivity, this timely book addresses the impact of domestic factors in both countries on their post-Cold War/post-Tiananmen relations. The contributors examine the issue from a number of distinct perspectives: the increased impact of domestic factors in both countries due to changing strategic circumstances; the politics of China policy in the United States, with emphasis on the role of interest groups vis-a-vis Congress, the media, and other domestic institutions; the importance of domestic factors in U.S.-China economic conflicts; the combined impact of domestic factors in both China and the United States on the most important conflict of interest in U.S.-China relations -- the Taiwan issue.

Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Central Asia Book

Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Central Asia


  • Author : Rico Isaacs
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-09-15
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429603594

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Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Central Asia Excerpt :

The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Central Asia offers the first comprehensive, cross-disciplinary overview of key issues in Central Asian studies. The 30 chapters by leading and emerging scholars summarise major findings in the field and highlight long-term trends, recent observations and future developments in the region. The handbook features case studies of all five Central Asian republics and is organised thematically in seven sections: • History • Politics • Geography • International Relations • Political Economy • Society and Culture • Religion An essential cross-disciplinary reference work, the handbook offers an accessible and easyto- understand guide to the core issues permeating the region to enable readers to grasp the fundamental challenges, transformations and themes in contemporary Central Asia. It will be of interest to researchers, academics and students of the region and those working in the field of Area Studies, History, Anthropology, Politics and International Relations.

India China Relations Book

India China Relations


  • Author : Mohan Guruswamy
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: China
  • Pages : 217
  • ISBN 10 : IND:30000126575772

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India China Relations Excerpt :

At the outset, this book must be viewed as a policy relevant document rather than an abstract historical research paper. The authors have revisited the seemingly intractable India-China border dispute from a contemporary conflict resolution perspective and thus are relatively detached from the historical baggage that has so often influenced other commentaries on this controversial subject. The great natural defensive line of northern India, the mighty Himalayas, separating Tibet from north-east India, is a barrier which, by tradition, was impenetrable. This defensive line is embodied by the 1914 Line, India s non-negotiable interest. Thus, from an Indian perspective, it can never be conceived that its frontiers with China are ever formalized on the Brahmaputra plains. Further, the 1914 alignment, aside from its strategic sanctity, also upholds the ethnic and linguistic affinities to peoples south of it, who are distinct from the homogenous Tibetan or Han people. Similarly, from China s perspective it too is in possession of its non-negotiable interest the Aksai Chin plateau. And therein lies the essence of an east-west swap. By retracing the historical record, the authors argue that such a swap is eminently feasible and historically justifiable. Moreover, realpolitik demands it. From the Indian perspective, however, it should be equally clear that a bipartisan national consensus is imperative for any breakthrough resolution to emerge. It remains to be seen, however, if political managers on both sides are able to muster the necessary will to resolve a dispute that has lasted for more than half-a-century. Contents: Introduction · Acknowledgments · The Legacy of the Great Game · India, Tibet and China · India Inherits the Frontiers :1947-1954 · The Debacle of 1962 · Road to Rapprochement: Diplomacy since the 1970s · The Way Forward: Mutual accommodation and accommodation of reality · Appendices · Bibliography · Index

Chinese Soft Power Book

Chinese Soft Power


  • Author : Maria Repnikova
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2022-01-31
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1108792685

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The New Great Game Book

The New Great Game


  • Author : Thomas Fingar
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-03-23
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 9780804797641

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The New Great Game Excerpt :

China's rise has elicited envy, admiration, and fear among its neighbors. Although much has been written about this, previous coverage portrays events as determined almost entirely by Beijing. Such accounts minimize or ignore the other side of the equation: namely, what individuals, corporate actors, and governments in other countries do to attract, shape, exploit, or deflect Chinese involvement. The New Great Game analyzes and explains how Chinese policies and priorities interact with the goals and actions of other countries in the region. To explore the reciprocal nature of relations between China and countries in South and Central Asia, The New Great Game employs numerous policy-relevant lenses: geography, culture, history, resource endowments, and levels of development. This volume seeks to discover what has happened during the three decades of China's rise and why it happened as it did, with the goal of deeper understanding of Chinese and other national priorities and policies and of discerning patterns among countries and issues.