An Analysis of China’s Concept of Sea Power
An emerging sea power is usually considered as a critical variable to international power politics. China’s growing sea power in the 21st century is such an example. It has become increasingly important for the rest of the world to understand China’s sea power. An analysis of this concept should consider, as its starting-point, how China views and uses it. This is as important as the strength of its maritime forces. This paper examines five aspects of China’s concept of sea power. The analysis of these five aspects covers almost all scenarios that any nation may experience, i.e. whether it is weak or strong, facing disputes, handling global issues, and engaging in national development. This analysis aims at providing a broader and better understanding of China’s sea power.
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