China’s Relations and Strategic Choices with Other Developing World Powers

Ye Zicheng, Guoli Liu and Steven I. Levine

in Inside China’s Grand Strategy

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780813126456
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135465 | DOI:
China’s Relations and Strategic Choices with Other Developing World Powers

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Developing or quasi world powers may at times be regarded as the fourth type of world power. They are those powers capable of competing for the position of a world power and on the threshold of becoming a world power in the near future. In general, there are several types of relationships among rising world powers. The first type is a competitive relationship. Relationships among geographically contiguous great powers are usually competitive. The second type is a good neighborly and cooperative relationship. The third type is a hostile relationship. The fourth type of relationship is coexistence. This chapter discusses China's good relations with Russia, particularly after the Cold War; the development of Sino-European relations; Sino-Japanese relations; and the common development between China and India.

Keywords: multipolarization; quasi world powers; United States; Cold War; Russia; Europe; Japan; India

Chapter.  19167 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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