China's International Behavior. Activism, Opportunism, and Diversification
RAND PROJECT AIR FORCE ARLINGTON VA
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Chinas economic and diplomatic interests now span the globe, having gradually moved beyond the Asia-Pacific region in the last decade. China is active on issues and in regions that were previously only peripheral to Beijings calculations, notably, Latin America and the Middle East. Its diplomacy is affecting the conduct of international relations at virtually all levels of the global system, and its decisions are influencing international perceptions, relationships, institutions, and processes. China has become central to managing, if not resolving, many of the traditional and nontraditional security issues facing the international community.1 Within Asia, Chinas strategic periphery, it has become a preeminent power, deeply involved in all aspects of economic and security affairs. China has become a fulcrum of change in the regional order, further ensuring that its pivotal role in Asia will deepen in the future.
- Government and Political Science