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By Sigfrido Burgos Cáceres

This title will discover China’s strategic pursuits within the South China Sea, with a selected emphasis on energy projection and source defense. China’s nearby activities and reactions are reshaping the facility dynamics in East and South-East Asia, whereas monetary and geopolitical futures rely on the variegated results of those advanced relationships with neighbours and the West. An introductory part should be complemented by four case reviews (Japan, Vietnam, the united states and the Philippines) and the concluding bankruptcy will discuss the significance of the South China Sea to China as its new management offers with turning out to be financial and army might.

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Zhao Hong assesses the possible impact of this political (and geographical) dispute on the essentially economic relationship between China and ASEAN. China’s external and internal dynamics and influences 21 11 Kevin Yao and Aileen Wang, ‘China Bets on Consumer-led Growth to Cure Social Ills’, Reuters, 5 March 2013. 12 Prime Minister Wen Jiabao said that China ‘should accelerate modernization of national defense and the armed forces so as to strengthen China’s defense and military capabilities … should resolutely uphold China’s sovereignty, security and territorial integrity, and ensure its peaceful development’.

During the past 20–30 years China has proved that it has the ability to make its own way, but the new factor is that the Government lacks the tools to mould circumstances in its favour so that decision-making is easier, more certain and more predictable. In the end, to signal strong alternatives, the Chinese Government’s flourishing relationships with small and medium-sized powers around the globe sends the clear and unambiguous message that China can turn to its very own sources of support, to counterbalance Europe, Japan and the USA when necessary.

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