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Title :【《UH・UR合同シシポジウム》報告】China's Rise and Its Implications for Oceania
Authors :Wesley-Smith, Terence
Issue Date :29-Mar-2013
Abstract :This paper identifies a broad context for assessing China's increased interest in the Pacific Islands, and examines some of the major implications for regional security, regional politics, western influence, and self determination in the region. It argues that Beijing's policy towards Pacific Islands states is not driven by strategic competition with the United States, as some have maintained. Nor is it reducible to a specific set of interests centered on natural resources and, especially, competition with Taiwan. Although these factors are important, China's activities in the Pacific Islands region are best understood as part of a much larger outreach to the developing world that is likely to endure and intensify. The paper suggests that China's rise is generally welcomed by island leaders, and makes the case that it offers island states economic and political opportunities not available under established structures of power and influence.
Type Local :紀要論文
ISSN :2186-7933
Publisher :琉球大学国際沖縄研究所
URI :http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12000/30074
Citation :国際琉球沖縄論集 = International Review of Ryukyuan and Okinawan Studies no.2 p.85 -102
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