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China's recent relations with maritime neighbours

Yahuda, Michael (2012) China's recent relations with maritime neighbours. The International Spectator, 47 (2). pp. 30-44. ISSN 0393-2729

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Abstract

Chinese maritime assertiveness since 2008 is a product of China's growing economic and military power combined with a centrally fostered nationalism. Although incidents with several maritime neighbours may not have all been initiated by China, the Chinese over-reacted. Matters were made worse by the opacity of Chinese decision-making processes and by problems of governance as shown by the multiplicity of Chinese authorities in charge of separate naval forces. The American 'pivot' to Asia provides neighbours with a hedge against an overbearing China, but they still need to cultivate relations with China on whom they are economically dependent.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rspe20
Additional Information: © 2012 Istituto Affari Internazionali
Library of Congress subject classification: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Sets: Research centres and groups > LSE Enterprise
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2012 10:41
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/46756/

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