China Steps Out: Beijing’s Major Power Engagement with the Developing World

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This book explains how other countries perceive and respond to China’s growing engagement and influence. Each chapter is informed by the functionally organised academic literature and addresses a uniform set of questions about Beijing’s strategy. Using a regional approach, the editors are able to make comparisons among regions based on their economic, political, military, and social characteristics, and consider the unique features of Chinese engagement in each region and the developing world as a whole.

Raffaello Pantucci, Director, International Security Studies at RUSI, and also chapter contributor, will moderate a discussion between the two co-editors, another of the chapter contributors and a senior official from the Department for International Development. The aim of the discussion will be to use the book as an opportunity to engage in a broader conversation about China’s engagements in the developing world, focusing on the consequences, realities and policy implications. This event will be held off-the-record.


Raffaello Pantucci, Director, International Security Studies, RUSI


Geraldine O’Callaghan, Deputy Director for Asia and the Caribbean, Department for International Development
Dr Josh Eisenmann, Assistant Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas, Austin
Matthew Oresman, Partner, Head, Silk Road Practice, Pillsbury

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