Lesson 17: Japan and Russia
Despite high levels of trade and investment, and sharing a similar culture, China
and Japans relations are plagued by mutual distrust and occasionally by hostility.
Sources of Chinas mistrust of Japan:
o Japans imperia
Lesson 15: Democratization of China
Chinas democratization is inevitable.
o Predicts that states will democratize as they modernize.
o Once GDP per capita passes 6,000$, any democratic transition is
Lesson 12: Nuclear Strategy and Politics
Nuclear History of China
Considered nuclear weapons after WWII. Didnt because:
o PRC win over nationalists
o US confrontation in Korean War
Realized they didnt need them because:
o Population is so large; they co
Lesson 14: The War Economy
Chinas focus on economic development is driven by two imperatives:
o The improved socio-economic well-being of its domestic population in
order to ensure legitimacy of the Communist Regime in Beijing.
o Acquiring the manuf
Lesson 11: Grand Strategy
Chinas Grand Strategy
Attempting to reassert itself as a great power, both regionally and globally.
Reverse the artefacts of the Century of Shame.
Exploiting new opportunities:
o Distant energy sources in the Middle East
o A b