STRATEGIC ANALYSIS

China Unplugged! Poised to Reshape the Geopolitics of the Asia-Pacific

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  • May 2014
    Volume: 
    38
    Issue: 
    3
    Commentaries

    Within the first year of Xi Jinping’s elevation to the presidency, China has moved further ahead on its path to achieving primacy in the world. In the last week of November 2013, Beijing imposed an Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ) over the conflicted Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, much to the consternation of its feuding neighbours such as Japan and South Korea. Their howls of protest found expression in the US attempt to challenge China to promulgate what it has done in deed.

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