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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2015

SIPRI Yearbook 2015

II. Maritime disputes in the South and East China seas

Chapter:
7. Trends in East Asian security
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2015
Author(s):
Mathieu Duchâtel, Oliver Bräuner, Katharina Seibel

When Chinese President Hu Jintao delivered his final work report to the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in November 2012, he stated for the first time that China should endeavour to ‘build China into a maritime power’ and emphasized the need to ‘resolutely safeguard China’s maritime rights and interests’.1 Less than a year later, the Politburo of the CCP held a special collective study session in July 2013 on how to turn China into a maritime power. At this time, Chinese President Xi Jinping argued that the strategic importance of maritime power was continuing to rise and that China has extensive interests in that sphere.2 In this context, two competing narratives have emerged to describe the deterioration of the East Asian maritime security relations. For the USA and its allies in the Asia–Pacific region, China’s increasing assertiveness with regard to territorial disputes in the East and South China seas has continued to raise tensions in the region. From a Chinese perspective, the US rebalance towards Asia has given countries that are involved in maritime disputes with China the confidence to openly challenge Chinese territorial claims.

Citation (MLA):
Duchâtel, Mathieu, Oliver Bräuner, and Katharina Seibel. "7. Trends in East Asian security." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 20 Sep. 2019. <https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198737810/sipri-9780198737810-chapter-7-div1-3.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Duchâtel, M., Bräuner, O., & Seibel, K. (2016). 7. Trends in East Asian security. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2015: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 20 Sep. 2019, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198737810/sipri-9780198737810-chapter-7-div1-3.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Duchâtel, Mathieu, Oliver Bräuner, and Katharina Seibel. "7. Trends in East Asian security." In SIPRI Yearbook 2015: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 20 Sep. 2019, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198737810/sipri-9780198737810-chapter-7-div1-3.xml
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