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China’s Achilles’ Heels
South Asia Analysis Group (2011)
  • Vikas Kumar

China’s rapidly growing defence budget and aggressive posturing in recent maritime disputes with Japan, the Philippines, and Vietnam have caused widespread concern. Policy-makers across Asia-Pacific are panicking at the possibility of China’s premature rise as the regional, and possibly the global, hegemon. A reality check is in order because China’s hegemonic ambitions are more likely than not going to be constrained by a constellation of geographical, political, historical, technological, and domestic factors.

Publication Date
August 11, 2011
Citation Information
Vikas Kumar. "China’s Achilles’ Heels" South Asia Analysis Group (2011)
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