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Rising Star: China's New Security Diplomacy

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China's diplomatic strategy has changed dramatically since the mid-1990s, creating both challenges and opportunities for the United States. U.S. policymakers have only just begun to comprehend these critical changes, however, and all too often their China policy has been incoherent. In Rising Star, Bates Gill points the way out of this morass. Based on a comprehensive and ...more
Hardcover, 267 pages
Published March 2nd 2007 by Brookings Institution Press (first published January 1st 2007)
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Nov 30, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Scholarly analysis of Chinese diplomacy

Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger once described diplomacy as “the art of restraining power.” As China unleashes its economic power, and its political and military strengths continue to mount, what role will diplomacy play in China’s fate in the 21st century? In great depth and detail, author Bates Gill, an expert on China’s foreign policy, explains a dramatic change in the way China views the world, and in its approach to national security and
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Mar 04, 2015 rated it liked it
Good for what it's worth. The argument is that the CCP is actually becoming more benign since the passing of Mao Zedong. Because of this, the CCP has been focused on actually peacefully rising. Gill does note that the Taiwan question is still difficult but that it might be addressed peacefully due to the "New Security Diplomacy". Overall an interesting read although I don't really buy into the concept.
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