Taking off as a Global Power? China's Foreign Policy "Grand Strategy"

Author
Sven Bernhard Gareis
Content Type
Working Paper
Institution
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies
Abstract
The People's Republic of China has long been a very visible actor in international politics. With 1.4 billion inhabitants, it is the most populous country in the world, with a land mass of 9.6 million square kilometers bordering 14 states in East, South, and Central Asia. China has a long Pacific coastline, along which it claims vast areas of the South China Sea. A nuclear power since 1964, the People's Republic of China has the largest armed forces in the world, numbering approximately 2.3 million soldiers. China has been a permanent member of the UN Security Council since 1971; for many years, it has figured prominently in all decision making processes with global impact.
Topic
International Relations, Foreign Policy, Economics, International Trade and Finance
Political Geography
China, Central Asia