IISS Regional Security Assessment 2015 – Chapter Five: China’s Regional Grand Strategy Paves the Way for Realising the China Dream

Bonnie Glaser & Deep Pal

China’s policy towards its periphery seems paradoxical to many foreign observers. President Xi Jinping has attached top priority to maintaining good relations with China’s neighbours, elevating the importance of China’s periphery above its ties with the United States. At the same time, Xi stubbornly insists that China makes no concessions in disputes with its neighbours over territorial sovereignty, and demands that Chinese maritime rights and interests are protected at all costs.

Read more on the IISS website.

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