Embracing Chinese Global Security Ambitions

Author
Jonathan Holslag
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
The Washington Quarterly
Volume
32
Issue Number
3
Publication Date
July 2009
Institution
Center for Strategic and International Studies
Abstract
Three warships sailed through the Straits of Malacca in December last year, en route to a milestone in recent Chinese military history. Joining the United Nations-backed international naval force in the Gulf of Aden, China sought to protect its global economic interests with military power for the first time. It is not, however, Beijing's only step toward a more proactive security policy beyond the Strait of Taiwan. China is gradually paving the way for a more prominent presence as a global military player by strategizing, training, and modernizing its military hardware.
Topic
Economics, History
Political Geography
China, Taiwan