Ong, Russell (2007) Peaceful evolution, regime change and China’s political security. Journal of Contemporary China, 16 (53). pp. 717-727.Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
This article explores the enduring impact of the Western strategy of ‘peaceful evolution’ (heping yanbian) on China's political security. This non-military strategy is given an added significance in an era of the lone superpower, when American military might can provide the buttress. ‘Peaceful evolution’ can also overlap with the US notion of ‘regime change’, which often entails military intervention to bring about a desired political transformation in a particular state. Specifically, the strategy of ‘peaceful evolution’ still constitutes a serious threat to China because it needs to continue opening up to the West for the sake of economic modernisation.
|Keywords:||China, political security, regime change, Chinese foreign policy, Political institutions Asia, Development, Political Science and International Relations, Geography, Planning and Development|
|Subjects:||Political Science > Political institutions Asia|
|Department:||Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Government and Public Policy > Politics|
|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||13 Jul 2011 08:56|
|Last modified:||04 May 2016 18:42|