China Foreign Affairs University, Beijing
June 29, 2018

Participants will explore the revival, use and meaning of the Indo-Pacific concept aiming to identify the risks of emerging conflict, areas of great power competition, and collaboration. The most recent US National Security Strategy and National Defense Strategy both identify Russia and China as revisionist powers which constitute a greater threat than terrorism. Has the US, now seeking greater military capacity and economic revival through a desire to protect perceived US interests, and a greater willingness to engage in protectionism, subsumed the Asia-Pacific within a larger Indo-Pacific and what does this mean for regional states?


The 19th Party Congress consolidated, affirmed and strengthened President Xi's increasingly global China Dream narrative placing the Belt and Road, AIIB and China's socialist state directed market capitalism, system at 'centre stage'. However, does the Indo-Pacific concept validate a larger Japanese and Indian role within regional relations with middle powers such as Australia and Indonesia also participants within an alternative conception characterised by collective security, rules-based order and democratic politics.


Scholarship from the Conference 本次会议出版的作品列表:

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Alternative Energy Strategy and the Sustainable Development of China

Yang Xiao, Beijing International Studies University

EU-China Relations

Lukas Danner, Florida International University

From Asia-Pacific to Indo-Pacific? Evaluating Australia’s changing terminology 从亚太地区到印度太平洋地区? 评估澳大利亚地区术语称呼的变化

Anna Hayes, James Cook University

Japan’s East Asia Cooperation strategy and China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Marching from Regional Competition to Cooperation

Rongsheng Zhu, China Foreign Affairs University

Politics of Trauma and Memory in Sino-Japanese Relations: In Search for Reconciliation

Chiho Maruoka, University of Leeds

Re-configuring Asian regionalism: Embedding the Quadrilateral into the Indo-Pacific framework as a response to the BRI

Stephen Nagy, International Christian University

Why are Great and Middle Powers Interested in South Pacific Island Countries?

Jingling Tian, China Institutes for Contemporary International Relations

Why do development paradigms succeed?

Jonathan Ping, Bond University