China’s Periphery Diplomacy: Implications for Peace and Security in Asia

Jacob Stokes
Content Type
Special Report
United States Institute of Peace
China’s foreign policy is expanding in scope and depth and now reaches across the globe. Yet its diplomatic efforts focus on its own complex neighborhood. To advance these interests, China’s leaders practice an interlocking set of foreign affairs activities they refer to as “periphery diplomacy.” This report details the main tools Beijing uses to engage the countries with which it shares borders, assesses the campaign’s effectiveness, and lays out the implications for peace and security in Asia.
Conflict Prevention, Security, Diplomacy, Peace
Political Geography
China, Asia