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Return of the DragonRising China and Regional Security$
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Denny Roy

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780231159005

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231159005.001.0001

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China and Global Security Issues

China and Global Security Issues

(p.239) Chapter Twelve China and Global Security Issues
Return of the Dragon

Denny Roy

Columbia University Press

This chapter examines the implications of China's rise for international security. From the standpoint of governments disgruntled with American preeminence, a stronger China might enhance global security. In practice, China's commitment to a “principled” foreign policy might prove highly conditional. More specifically, the rise of China is expected to have a positive effect on global security issues only where the international community's interests overlap with the Chinese's narrowly defined national interests. Furthermore, China's undeclared cyberwar against the United States and other countries illustrates how the PRC approach to international affairs can sometimes be cynical as well as ruthless. Some countries also believe that China's antiterrorism record has been in some instances too permissive and in other cases excessive. Another issue is that China's relatively laissez-faire approach to foreign economic aid undercuts efforts to improve human security worldwide.

Keywords:   international security, China, foreign policy, cyberwar, United States, international affairs, antiterrorism, foreign economic aid, human security

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