A Guide to Understanding China's Regional Diplomacy
If China continues aggressive efforts to expand control over disputed territories, it will further damage relations with its neighbors and risk destabilizing the regional security environment.
Dr. Saunders is director of the National Defense University's Center for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs. The views expressed are his own, and do not necessarily reflect those of the National Defense University, the Department of Defense, or the US government. This article is adapted from his chapter in David Shambaugh and Michael Yahuda, eds., International Relations of Asia, second edition (Lanham, MD: Roman and Littlefield, 2014). This article was originally published by CSIS: PACNET here.