Accession Number:

AD1026566

Title:

With Strings Attached: Chinas Economic Policy in the South China Sea

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA MONTEREY United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2016-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

97.0

Abstract:

How has China used economic policy to create leverage in its relationships with its Asian neighbors Through comparative case studies of Chinas political and economic relationship with the Philippines and its political and economic relationship with Cambodia, this thesis supports the notion that China uses cooperative economic policy to entice political support from its poorer, lesser developed neighbors while using coercive economic policy to extract political concessions from its more advanced, emerging neighbors. In short, China uses coercive economic policy to extract concessions from Manila while it uses cooperative economic policy to woo Cambodian support in those very disputes.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE