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Sino-Mongolian Relations

Morris Rossabi

in Modern Mongolia

Published by University of California Press

Published in print April 2005 | ISBN: 9780520243996
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520938625 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520243996.003.0009
Sino-Mongolian Relations

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A legacy of at least two thousand years of mistrust and intermittent confrontations and hostilities between the two societies has influenced contemporary Mongolia's relations with China. Today, China seems determined to play a leading role in Mongolia and indeed in all of Central Asia. There are indications that China harbors aspirations of replacing Russia as the dominant economic force in Central Asia, thus placing Beijing in a better position to address its domestic security concerns. With its own native industries, Mongolia could develop a more equitable economic relationship with China — a link that is not colonialist in appearance and that would seek to overcome the tensions that have frequently characterized their relations since the time of Chinggis Khan.

Keywords: China; Mongolia; Central Asia; economic force; Russia; Chinggis Khan

Chapter.  7561 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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