China's Coming War with Asia

Jonathan Holslag · ISBN 9780745688251
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Publisher John Wiley & Sons (UK)
Author(s) Jonathan Holslag
Edition 1
Published 13th March 2015
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China?s ambition is to rise peacefully. Avoiding fierce
conflicts with its Asian neighbors is essential to this goal.
Jonathan Holslag makes a brilliant case for the geopolitical
dilemma facing the rising China, and his argument that China will
likely enter into major conflict with Asia is compelling and
thoughtful. Both Chinese experts and decision-makers will find this
book illuminating reading.

Asia is set for another great power war. As China?s influence
spreads beyond its territorial borders and its global aspirations
gain momentum, so tensions with its neighbors are reaching breaking
point. In this clear-sighted book, Jonathan Holslag debunks the
myth of China?s peaceful rise, arguing instead that China?s policy
of shrewd intransigence towards other Asian countries will
inevitably result in serious conflict.

China?s ambitions are not malicious. But what China wants ?
namely to maximize its security and prosperity ? will lead to a
huge power imbalance, where China towers above her neighbors,
impels them into unequal partnerships, and is increasingly able to
seize disputed territory. At present, China?s focused and
uncompromising pursuit of its own interests is bearing fruit. Many
of China?s neighbors are still too weak to counter Beijing?s
influence, and China has ably exploited divisions between them to
divide and rule. But several regional powers are now joining forces
to stop China. With the PRC unlikely to back down and nationalism
riding high, China?s coming war with Asia is already in the

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