The Pacific Islands in Chinese Geostrategic Thinking – Yu Chang Sen

“Traditionally, the Pacific islands only play a marginal role in Chinese geostrategic thinking simply because they are small states far afield geographically. Yet, during the context of China’s rise and the changing architecture of international politics in the Asia-Pacific, the geostrategic importance of Pacific islands, in line with the significant economic implication often discussed, has become increasingly pronounced accordingly.”

China and Oceania
Yu Chang Sen (2015): "The Pacific Islands in Chinese Geostrategic Thinking". National Center of Oceania Studies : China.

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