Sigur Center Asia Report, Issue 27: Asia Report: Beyond Competition: Anomalies in How States React to a Rising China Open Access
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As China’s influence on geopolitics, energy markets, trade, and the global financial system continues to expand, conventional wisdom might predict growing resistance from Beijing’s wary neighbors. The Realist school of thought points to regional territorial disputes and economic rows as evidence of unavoidable competition in the face of a rising China. However, there are several key variances in how countries have responded to this challenge.