China’s Regional Strategy and Challenges in East Asia
China has rapidly developed a sophisticated regionalism strategy in East Asia. Minimising the region’s “China threat” perception has been a significant consideration in this strategy. Unfortunately, the ongoing escalation of tension concerning territorial disputes over the Diaoyutai / Senkaku Islands and the South China Sea, initiated by a series of high-profile naval exercises in the latter half of 2010, has reinforced the “China threat” perception and bolstered the hedging strategies of countries in the region. China is aware of its relative disadvantage, and it has been keeping its options open while allowing ASEAN to maintain the initiative.
Index by keyword :Regionalism strategy, “China threat” perception, territorial disputes, sub-regional economic cooperation, hedging strategies, ASEAN Plus Three.
Joseph Cheng, « China’s Regional Strategy and Challenges in East Asia », China Perspectives [Online], 2013/2 | 2013, Online since 01 June 2016, connection on 22 March 2017. URL : http://chinaperspectives.revues.org/6182Top of page
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