China's security and foreign policies: Comparing American and Japanese perspectives
As China’s economic power has grown, its foreign policy has evolved. It now has greater political influence in regional and global affairs, and is increasingly seeking the exercise that influence. This evolution in China’s role in the world will impact the United States and Japan, two close allies. Understanding the character and trajectory of a reviving China is a crucial task for Washington and Tokyo, which is made more complicated by a plurality of views on China in and between the two allies.
On February 27, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies hosted a seminar examining American and Japanese interpretations of China’s security and foreign policies. In two sessions, leading China specialists from the United States and Japan examined factors that may drive China’s policies, including domestic and institutional politics, increasing resources and capacities, and actions of other countries. They analyzed China’s approaches to countries in East Asia and outside the region. Panel moderators and participants analyzed the policy implications of gaps in interpretation.
Co-Director, East Asia Program; Director, Japan Program - Stimson Center
Vice President and Director of China Studies - Center for Naval Analyses
Senior Research Fellow, Department of Area Studies - National Institute for Defense Studies
Professor, Research Institute of Current Chinese Affairs - Waseda University
Professor, Faculty of Law, Graduate Schools for Law and Politics - University of Tokyo
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