The Rise of China and the Geopolitics of East Asia

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Abstract

The assertive actions China has taken to press its claims in the East China and South China seas since 2010 indicate that its leadership has decided that the time has come to end Deng Xiaoping's advice to " hide [the country's capabilities] and bide [its time]." Beijing has combined economic incentives and sanctions with small but incrementally meaningful military pressures. Efforts by neighboring states to form a countervailing coalition have thus far proved ineffective. Beijing's tactics have been stunningly successful, though there are financial, structural, and resource weaknesses within China that indicate that the effort to assert control over the area will remain unrealized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number837
Pages (from-to)518-529
Number of pages12
JournalOrbis
Volume59
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

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