China's international behavior : activism, opportunism, and diversification

China is now a global actor of significant and growing importance. It is active in regions and on issues that were once only peripheral to its interests, and it is effectively using tools previously unavailable. It is no longer appropriate to talk of integrating China into the international system;...

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Main Author: Medeiros, Evan S.
Corporate Author: Project Air Force (U.S.)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Santa Monica, CA RAND 2009, 2009
Series:RAND Corporation monograph series
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Collection: JSTOR Open Access Books - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:China is now a global actor of significant and growing importance. It is active in regions and on issues that were once only peripheral to its interests, and it is effectively using tools previously unavailable. It is no longer appropriate to talk of integrating China into the international system; by and large, it is already there. Its international behavior is clearly altering the dynamics of the current international system, but it is not transforming its structure. China's global activism is continually changing and has so many dimensions that it immediately raises questions about its current and future intentions and the implications for global stability and prosperity. This study examines how China views its security environment, how it defines its international objectives, how it is pursuing these objectives, and the consequences for U.S. economic and security interests.--Publisher description
Item Description:Title from PDF title page (Rand, viewed Oct. 22, 2009). - "Prepared for the United States Air Force.". - "RAND Project Air Force."
Physical Description:xxix, 247 pages illustrations
ISBN:0833047094
9780833047090