The ‘China Threat’

  • Tilman Pradt


In the aftermath of suppressed student revolts on Tian’anmen Square in 1989, the perception of China rapidly deteriorated and the term ‘China threat’ was coined. Pradt outlines the emergence of the ‘China threat’ discussion in the early 1990s and highlights the main drivers of this perception. The main events contributing to the negative China perception during the 1990s are presented as well as an analysis of threat perception in general.


Global Order ASEAN Member State China Threat Peaceful Protest Missile Test 
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  • Tilman Pradt
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  1. 1.Business Network MarketingBerlinGermany

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