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The Prospect of the “Indo-Pacific” Concept and China’s Countermeasures

  • Hailin Ye
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Part of the Research Series on the Chinese Dream and China’s Development Path book series (RSCDCDP)

Abstract

The report has reviewed the development and evolution process of the concept of “Indo-Pacific”, outlined the attitude of the United States, Japan, India and Australia towards the Trump version of the “Indo-Pacific” concept, analyzed the strategic intention of the parties concerned to push “Indo-Pacific” from concept to actual operation and on this basis, discussed the future trends and policy prospects of the interaction among the United States, Japan, India and Australia under the “Indo-Pacific” concept. The report believes that although Trump’s “Indo-Pacific” concept shows the strategic intent of the United States to prevent the rise of its strategic rivals, reinforces its collaboration with major allies in the Pacific, satisfies India’s vanity as a world power and can contain China to some extent, however, due to the lack of implementation means, inadequate geopolitical conditions and the difficulty to coordinate the strategic demands of all parties concerned, it is hard for “Indo-Pacific” strategy led by the US to achieve the goal of reconstructing global strategic pattern and preventing by the US of the rise of strategic rivals.

Keywords

Indo-Pacific US-Japan-India-Australia Strategic intention Strategic capability 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hailin Ye
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    • 2
  1. 1.National Institute of International Strategy, CASSBeijingChina
  2. 2.Yunnan University of Finance and EconomicsKunmingChina

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