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2016 East Asia Security Symposium and Conference CONCENTRATIONS OF POWER: GEOPOLITICAL SECURITY AND ECONOMIC STABILITY 权力集中：地缘政治安全与经济稳定
For China and its neighbours the present is increasingly burdened by apprehension. Geopolitical security and economic stability have previously been built symbiotically; as complimentary, within a liberalising rules-based global system. East Asia’s stability however is seemingly threatened by divergent state goals and changed economic trajectories. What are the goals of regional states and are they incompatible? Is the Thucydides Trap as a concept too simplistic to describe the more complex security picture in Asia?
China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea, for example, are being ventured, but are not unchallenged in practice or principal and may not be complimentary to its hitherto market economy. Does China risk creating the very outcome it seeks to avoid – a counter-balancing coalition of states that seek to hedge, dissuade or deter Chinese strategic power, and thus circumscribe China’s rise? The foreseen freedom of navigation exercises and the Philippines instigated case under the UNCLOS may be viewed as designed escalations of the use of power beyond the past cycles of unexpected crises and restoration of a status quo, or are they an entirely justified response to China’s nine dash line and island building?
Why is Japan revising its constitution? Why is the US maintaining military capacity in the ROK, and what are the ‘military capabilities needed for geopolitical security’? Are the rising military capabilities ‘needed’ for geopolitical security a threat to economic stability? It may be argued that these developments strengthen the established rules based international order, including the ‘hub and spokes’ security arrangements in Asia that has enabled the economic stability from which China has benefited, and which has enabled China’s rapid development.
Scholarship from the Conference 本次会议出版的作品列表: Bridging the “Legitimacy Gap”: Pakistan and the CTBT
Samad Aftab, Bond University Milena Arsic, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Australia China and the World, China-Australia Relations Survey
Xiao Tang, China Foreign Affairs University Jonathan H. Ping, Bond University Global “Civilization Politics” with "Civilization Value"
Hao Su, China Foreign Affairs University Jiali Zhou, China Foreign Affairs University Li Ding, China Youth University of Political Studies How Chinese Leaders View Peace?: Mao Zedong versus Deng Xiaoping
Yue Cui, University of International Business and Economics Human Security and the Chinese Dream
Anna Hayes, James Cook University, Australia Maritime Strategic Issues of the East and South China Sea
Gaye Christoffersen, Johns Hopkins University Pragmatism in China’s Foreign Policy: Operationalising pragmatism in international relations
Charles P C Rong, National University of Singapore Re-telling the ‘China-Africa story’
Ilaria Carrozza, London School of Economics and Political Science Responsibility and contribution as determinants of hierarchy: Rationalizing the principle of sovereign equality within diplomatic protocol and etiquette 作为决定因素的责任与贡献
Jiali Zhou, China Foreign Affairs University The Chinese Dream: More Rhetorical than ‘Actionable’?