Chinese Power: Trends in Engagement and Containment

Editor: Gaurav Misra

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The East Asia Strategic Review is an annual publication of the East Asia Centre, Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (MP-IDSA), New Delhi. The current volume titled “Chinese Power: Trends in Engagement and Containment” intends to present an Indian perspective on China’s strategic outreach in the East Asian region under President Xi Jinping. It analyses how Beijing employs the instruments of diplomacy, economy, military and political outreach to engage with the regional countries and how US presence influences the regional dynamics.

Editor: Gaurav Misra is a serving Indian Army officer. He was a Research Fellow with the East Asia Centre at Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (MP-IDSA), New Delhi. He holds an M.Sc degree in Defence and Strategic Studies from Madras University, Chennai and an M.Phil degree in Defence and Strategic Studies from Panjab University, Chandigarh. His research interests are China and Pakistan strategic affairs.

Contents

Acknowledgements

List of Contributors

1. Introduction: China’s Strategic Engagement
Gaurav Misra

Part I: Regional Dynamics

2. China-Japan Relations in the Abe Shinzo Era
TitliBasu
3. Russia-China Dynamics in East Asia
ManabhanjanMeher
4. Turning the Spotlight Back on the US-China-Taiwan Triangle
Prashant Kumar Singh

Part II: Security Contours

5. Dreaming of a Strong Army: The Chinese Military in East Asia
M. S. Prathibha
6. China’s Maritime Manoeuvring from the East China Sea to
the Indian Ocean Region: A Quest for Maritime Primacy
Sarabjeet S. Parmar
7. China’s Strategy, Nuclear Modernisation Trends: Implications for East Asian Security
Roshan Khanijo

Part III: Economic Diplomacy and Challenges

8. US-China Trade War and its Impact on the Regional Relational Dynamics
G Balachandran and Nivedita Kapoor
9. China and the Regional Multilateral Architecture in Southeast Asia: A Geopolitical Flux
AtmajaGohainBaruah
10. From Trade Ties to Economic Statecraft: China’s Evolving Economic Diplomacy in East and Southeast Asia
Priyanka Pandit