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China's “New Asian Security Concept” and U.S. Maritime Interests in East Asia

This concept, first announced by Xi Jinping at the May 2014 CICA summit, summarizes and reflects China's strongest direct challenge since the late 1990s to U.S. regional presence, security alliances, maritime interests, and the preferred U.S. vision of regional security. This project will draw on Chinese-language sources to examine the evolution of this concept, especially the envisioned role for U.S. naval presence and maritime interests, and show how this concept is influencing Chinese naval modernization and activities. This project will highlight the immense potential implications of this Chinese concept for U.S. military/Naval presence and operations, cooperation with allies and partners, regional stability (public goods provision and crisis response), and regional maritime security architecture.
NPS Naval Research Program
NPS Naval Research Program