A Look Around – China

China sees itself emerging as a major regional power and important global player. Among other things, Beijing will seek peaceful borders; insist on an...

Beijing’s Proclamations on Regional Security

Beijing’s stated overall approach to regional security relations might be summarized as follows:  Increased attention to its peripheral environment, primarily because China needs regional...

Pre-eminence of Chinese Economic Concerns

Economic considerations with respect to regional security might be conveniently divided into two categories: The relative national priorities assigned to the development of...

Russia: Strategic Partner or Potential Threat to China? – II

ontinued from Part - I With respect to political aspects of the partnership, Beijing supported Moscow’s early opposition to the eastward expansion of the North...

Russia: Strategic Partner or Potential Threat to China? – I

In April 1996, erstwhile antagonists China and Russia unveiled what they termed a strategic partnership for the future. On that occasion in Shanghai, President...

Ancient Chinese Strategists and Comprehensive National Power

Although the phrase “Comprehensive National Power” was invented in 1984, it has cultural roots in Chinese ancient statecraft. In his book, Grand Strategy, Wu...