The Pacific Islands in China's Grand Strategy: Small States, Big Games

The Pacific Islands in China's Grand Strategy: Small States, Big Games

Jian Yang

Language: English

Pages: 255

ISBN: B01A64MEZS

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


China’s influence in the South Pacific is growing rapidly. What are the main driving forces behind China’s policy toward the region? Should the West be concerned? Why are there so many myths, misperceptions, and unsubstantiated assertions about China’s growing influence? Where does discussion of China’s presence in the South Pacific fit in the broader debate on China? This book--the first single-authored book on Chinese policy toward the South Pacific--answers these questions. It examines Chinese engagement with the region in the context of China’s grand strategy, drawing on extensive Chinese sources and interviews with policymakers and community leaders.

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representative offices (excluding those in Hong Kong and Macau) in 61 countries that recognize Beijing, only 6 bear the Republic of China designation.45 From time to time Beijing was worried that Fiji was swinging toward Taipei. For instance, Taiwan’s Foreign Minister John Chang and his Fijian counterpart, Filipe N. Bole, signed a communiqué of mutual recognition between Fiji and Taiwan in Taipei on October 4, 1996. The communiqué affirmed the official recognition of each other while Fiji

consisted of exotic raw products, such as sandalwood and bêchede-mer (sea cucumber). However, both were exploited by Europeans to near extinction before long and the Islands then had little to export to Asia. Meanwhile, China, and Asia as a whole exported little to the South Pacific. Overall, the Islands’ trade with Asia was just “a fraction” of their trade with Western countries.22 Involvement in the Cold War Years From 1949, when the PRC was established, to the early 1970s when the PRC started

Micronesia: President (Olympics), Vice President, Foreign Minister (Para-Olympics), Minister for Resources and Development (Ministerial Conference), Parliament Speaker; From Niue: Prime Minister; From PNG: Defense Minister, a delegation of four ministries (Commerce and Industry, Fisheries, Culture and Tourism, Corrective Services) to the Ministerial Conference; From Samoa: Head of State (Olympics), Prime Minister (Para-Olympics), a political party delegation led by Parliament Speaker, Deputy

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Pimont, “France in the South Pacific,” p. 116. Firth, “Conceptualizing Security in Oceania,” p. 42. Henningham, France and the South Pacific, p. 193. Von Strokirch, “The Role of France in Pacific Islands Security,” p. 72. Yoshiaki, “Pacific Island States and Japan in the Global Context,” p. 103. Ibid. Von Strokirch, “The Role of France in Pacific Islands Security,” p. 89. OECD, Geographical Distribution of Financial Flows to Developing Countries 2011, p. 36. Winston Peters, “Influences in the

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