This title will explore China’s strategic interests in the South China Sea, with a specific emphasis on power projection and resource security. China’s regional actions and reactions are reshaping the power dynamics in East and South-East Asia, while economic and geopolitical futures depend on the variegated outcomes of these complex relationships with neighbours and the West. An introductory section will be complemented by four case studies (Japan, Vietnam, the USA and the Philippines) and the concluding chapter will discuss the importance of the South China Sea to China as its new leadership deals with growing economic and military might.
Table of Contents
Map of the region; Part I: Introduction Chapter 1 – Assessing China’s External and Internal Dynamics and Influences; Chapter 2 – Understanding China’s Global Search for Energy and Resources; Chapter 3 – China’s Oil Security: Diplomacy, Economics and the Prospects for Peaceful Growth; Part II: Country Case Studies Chapter 4 – Japan; Chapter 5 – Philippines; Chapter 6 – USA; Chapter 7 – Vietnam; Part III: Conclusion Chapter 8 – Power Projection; Chapter 9 – Resource Security; Bibliography; Index