‘External’ Challenges for China
China’s rise in the twenty-first century will in part be affected by its own internal dynamics, its strategic aspirations and internal stability described in earlier chapters. Yet in structural and aspirational terms, China’s rise will be affected by its most important neighbours. Thus, its relations with Russia, India, and Japan will affect its rise far more than will its relations with Laos, Bhutan and Kirghizistan, merely because of the power of the former type of neighbours. China’s relations with the US operate at both the Asia-Pacific and global settings. Though not a neighbour, China’s relations with the EU will also affect its rise in the twenty-first century. To each of these challenges we shall now turn, Europe’s first.
KeywordsStrategic Partnership Grand Strategy Chinese Century Beijing Review Security Dilemma
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