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“New Era” in China’s Defence Policy
“New Era” in China’s Defence Policy

Author(s): Justyna Szczudlik
Subject(s): Governance, International relations/trade, Security and defense, Military policy
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: People’s Republic of China; defence policy; security; overseas interests; peaceful global order; NATO;
Summary/Abstract: In July, China published its first defence policy white paper since 2015. The document is a response to similar documents by the U.S. and its growing engagement in Asia and confrontational policy towards China. Compared to the previous white paper, which introduced a new definition of security and the “active defence” of overseas interests, the new text focuses on a peaceful global order actively shaped by China and intended to contrast with its perspective of U.S. activities. However, the new focus does not mean China will not defend its “core interests”, which might be a challenge for NATO.

  • Page Count: 2
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: English