Download PDF by Rex Li: A Rising China and Security in East Asia: Identity

By Rex Li

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A emerging China, diplomacy theories, and chinese language safety discourse of East Asian powers -- Hegemonic aspirations in a unipolar international : US defense procedure lower than the George Bush Snr and invoice Clinton presidencies -- September eleven, pre-emption and the Bush Doctrine : US defense method below the George W. Bush management -- protection, id, and strategic selection : Japan's quest for a very good energy prestige -- A key participant in an rising multipolar international : Russia and East Asian safeguard -- China's reaction to the safety problem of the main powers in East Asia : id development and nice energy aspirations -- chinese language protection discourse and its implications for the controversy at the upward thrust of China

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To many realist scholars, the growth of Chinese power would mean the relative decline of the power of other countries. They suggest that if and when China achieves its great-power status, it will throw its weight around and will not play by the rules of the international community. This line of argument is found in the work of Denny Roy (1993) and Gerald Segal (1995), among others, who warn that a rising China will present the international society with an immense challenge that will not be easy to manage.

E. the expectations of future trade) that ‘incorporates in the theoretical logic an actor’s sense of the future trends and possibilities’. The theory thus shows ‘the conditions under which high interdependence will lead to peace or war’ (Copeland 1996: 17). Peace can be maintained, Copeland argues, for as long as trade levels are expected to be high into the foreseeable future. If, however, highly interdependent states expect serious restrictions on their future trade, they will not hesitate to initiate war to safeguard the economic wealth on which their long-term security depends (Copeland 1996: 7).

As Thomas Moore and Dixia Yang (2001: 229) point out, economic interdependence ‘is not alone likely to transform either Chinese world-views or Chinese foreign policy’. Two crucial questions remain unanswered. Under what conditions will a strong but (inter)dependent China be a pacific China that is willing to resolve differences with other countries in a peaceful manner? And under what conditions will Chinese leaders take threatening and belligerent actions in pursuit of their national interests?

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