Introduction: Understanding a view from Beijing / Guoli Liu and Steven I. Levine
China's development as a world power : objective conditions, strategic opportunity, and strategic choices
China's rise : key strategic choices
Relations with the United States : China's strategic choices
China's relations and strategic choices with other developing world powers
China and its neighbors : geopolitical and strategic choices
China and unification : strategic choices on the Taiwan issue.
China's enormous size, vast population, abundant natural resources, robust economy, and modern military suggest that it will emerge as a great world power. Inside China's Grand Strategy: The Perspective from the People's Republic offers unique insights from a prominent Chinese scholar about the country's geopolitical ambitions and strategic thinking. Ye Zicheng, professor of political science in the School of International Studies at Peking University, examines China's interactions with current world powers as well as its policies toward neighboring countries. Despite claims that repressive domestic policies and an economic slowdown are evidence that the country's efforts toward modernization will fail, Ye points to China's inclusion in the G-20 as an indicator of success. Ye compares China's global ascension, particularly its emphasis on peace, to the historical experiences of rising European superpowers, providing an insider look at a country poised to become an increasingly prominent international power. (source: Nielsen Book Data)