Introduction: Studying China and strategic priorities

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Ping, J. H. (2016). China's relations with India: great power statecraft and territory. In J. H. Ping & B. McCormick (Eds.), China’s strategic priorities (pp. 97-113). Oxon: Routledge.

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© 2016 Jonathan H. Ping and Brett McCormick


9780415707343 (hbk), 9781315886909 (ebk)


Extract: This book identifies the most significant new issues and problems that have arisen as a result of the momentous development of the PRC. It addresses the question: What must the PRC accomplish or resolve that it presently is unaware, unable or unwilling to address? In other words: What are its strategic priorities'? This book thus uniquely discusses the contemporary international relations of China by identifying China's domestic and international strategic priorities that have systemic and structural consequences if left unattended. Accordingly, relative to the rephrased Chinese aphorism, this book points out the turbulent eddies in the river's flow, which we must negotiate together to make a successful crossing. China's Strategic Priorities aims to create a debate by drawing attention to critical issues in China's relations with the international system. The book aspires to facilitate such debate by placing these matters on the scholarly agenda as well as that of the practitioner. It provides factual evidence, progressive findings.

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