China's Security Concerns and Its National Security Strategy
In an address to RUSI Members, Maj Gen Gong Xianfu, Vice Chairman of the China Institute for International Strategic Studies (CIISS) ...

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Li Keqiang and Traian Basescu RUSI Newsbrief: China: Knocking at Eastern Europe’s Door 25 Mar 2014
China’s growing bilateral economic ties with Eastern and Central European states may make it more difficult for the EU to act as a single, united body Europe China
China Coast Guard Analysis: China’s New Coastguard: Not Handing Out Many Carrots (But Definitely Starting to Wield a Big Stick) 23 Jan 2014 by Peter Roberts
China has unilaterally established a national fisheries zone in the international waters of the South China Sea, policed by a newly formed Coastguard. At first glance this seems as an attempt to de-militarise disputes in the region, when in fact it frees up the PLA Navy to pursue their blue water ambitions. Law and Ethics Maritime Forces China
LAC China India RUSI Newsbrief: Sino–Indian Tensions: A Border in Limbo 15 Jan 2014
Tensions between China and India over both disputed territory and the two countries’ de facto border continue to simmer India China
China India flag RUSI Newsbrief: Playing Cat and Mouse? Sino–Indian Relations 15 Jan 2014 by Shashank Joshi
While China has tended to raise the stakes over ongoing disputes, India has sought to improve its position in the wider power play in the long term India China
Pakistan China flags RUSI Newsbrief: China in Pakistan: An Awkward Relationship Beneath the Surface 15 Jan 2014 by Raffaello Pantucci
In seeking to protect its growing investment in Pakistan, China will need to nurture its regional ‘little brother’ – but this may not ultimately be to the West’s advantage (Free access) Terrorism Afghanistan Pakistan China
Analysis: China's Changing Policy towards Pakistan and Afghanistan under the New Leadership 23 Dec 2013
Beijing’s foreign policy work conference in October has revealed the Chinese government intends to deepen economic and security ties with Afghanistan and Pakistan. This shows the growing strategic importance that Beijing places on the region. India Afghanistan Pakistan China
Indian flag Analysis: The View From New Delhi: Don’t Pull the Plug on Afghanistan 23 Dec 2013
The worst thing the international community can do after draw down in 2014 is to pull the plug on Afghanistan. The country needs economic and military support for at least another decade. India Afghanistan Pakistan China
David Miliband with Chinese Peacekeepers RUSI Journal: China’s Military Operations Other than War: The UK Experience and Opportunities for the West 17 Dec 2013
In spite of political friction and ideological differences, the UK and China have achieved a measure of success in co-operating in military operations in peacekeeping and counter-piracy operations (open access) UK Defence China
Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Force Ship RUSI Journal: The UK, Europe and Japan: Forging a New Security Partnership 17 Dec 2013
Japan is responding to changes in its regional security environment with efforts to build stronger relationships with European partners, especially the UK European Union NATO UK China Japan
Chinese Maritime Surveillance Ships RUSI Journal: Sea Power, Maritime Disputes, and the Evolving Security of the East and South China Seas 17 Dec 2013
Maritime security in East Asia is vital to the region’s economic and political development, yet its centrality does not equate to a higher risk of conflict China Japan
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