14 August 2012
China-South Asia Strategic Engagements - 1
China's Strategic-Security Interests in South Asia
This paper analyzes the geo-strategic and security features of the Southern Asia region and its main implications on the Chinese foreign policy. The author identifies three main gists: border disputes, regional cooperation in order to exclude or weaken extra-territorial powers intervention and the challenges pose by separatism and terrorism. Furthermore, it explores role and essence of the Chinese perceptions on the regional security structure and the relevant changes from a traditional Chinese regional security policy to a multilateral approach, emphasing mutually beneficial cooperation for common security.
© 2012 Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)