The past five years have witnessed a leap in Chinese engagement in regions across the globe—even reaching as far as the South Pacific. This essay examines China's increasing activities there; the regional response; Beijing's potential economic, political, and strategic motivations; and the implications for the U.S.
Rising Chinese Influence in the South Pacific: Beijing's “Island Fever”
Tamara Renee Shie is an Asia Pacific Analyst for the Department of Defense and was previously a Research Associate at the National Defense University's Institute for National Strategic Studies in Washington, D.C. and a Visiting Fellow at the Pacific Forum CSIS in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Tamara Renee Shie; Rising Chinese Influence in the South Pacific: Beijing's “Island Fever”. Asian Survey 1 April 2007; 47 (2): 307–326. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2007.47.2.307
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