China's International Behavior: Activism, Opportunism, and Diversification

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Rand Corporation, 2009 - Political Science - 247 pages
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China's economic and diplomatic interests now span the globe, having gradually moved beyond the Asia-Pacific region in the last decade. China is active on issues and in regions that were previously only peripheral to Beijing's calculations, notably, Latin America and the Middle East. Its diplomacy is affecting the conduct of international relations at virtually all levels of the global system, and its decisions are influencing international perceptions, relationships, institutions, and processes. China has become central to managing, if not resolving, many of the traditional and nontraditional security issues facing the international community. 1 Within Asia, China's strategic periphery, it has become a preeminent power, deeply involved in all aspects of economic and security affairs. China has become a fulcrum of change in the regional order, further ensuring that its pivotal role in Asia will deepen in the future.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER ONE Introduction
1
CHAPTER TWO Chinas Foreign Policy Outlook
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CHAPTER THREE Current Perceptions of the International Security Environment
19
CHAPTER FOUR Chinas Foreign Policy Objectives
45
CHAPTER FIVE Chinas Expanding Diplomatic Toolkit
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CHAPTER SIX Chinas Foreign Policy Actions
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CHAPTER SEVEN Challenges Facing Chinese Diplomacy
193
CHAPTER EIGHT Conclusions
201
Bibliography
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Evan S. Medeiros is a Senior Political Scientist at The RAND Corporation, in the Washington, DC. office. He has published on a broad range of issues related to China's foreign and national security policies. He previously worked on Asian security issues at the Monterey Institute's Center for Nonproliferation Studies and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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