The USA and Challenges to East Asia’s Security Order

  • Zongyou Wei
Part of the Politics and Development of Contemporary China book series (PDCC)


Wei Zongyou identifies four fundamental issues in the new, more equal China-US relationship: an absence of shared values; US military bases near China’s coastline; the absence of a regional security regime; and unavoidable tension as China modernizes its navy. Wei suggests a “grand bargain” of five commitments: China accepts US military presence, alliances, and EEZ activities; the USA accepts China’s need for maritime security; China agrees to resolve maritime disputes peacefully; the USA restrains its allies from provoking China; and China, the USA, Japan, and ASEAN construct multilateral cooperation and coordination.


Obama Administration Military Presence East Asia Summit China Threat Senkaku Island 
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  • Zongyou Wei
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  1. 1.Center for American StudiesFudan UniversityShanghaiChina

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