China – Japan Action Reaction and the Impact to Instability in Asia Pacific

Damayanti, Angel and Abul, Herto Bastian (2012) China – Japan Action Reaction and the Impact to Instability in Asia Pacific. Centre of Security and Foreign Affairs Studies (CeSFAS) Department of International Relations Faculty of Social and Political Sciences Christian University of Indonesia, Indonesia, Jakarta.

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The rise of China, both in military and economic over the last decade, has drawn attention to international politics, especially in Asia Pacific region. Its defence expenditure, which increased 11.7 – 20.3 per cent1 annually, according to many observers, has brought instability to the region. Although the government of China has acknowledged that its military expenses are reasonable and at appropriate level for its economic development, it inevitably leads other states in the region to seek greater military capabilities. They may strengthen their forces both quantitatively and qualitatively. In other words, Pacific countries endeavor to enhance their military power by increasing their respective defence budget as well as military collaboration with other countries in order to counter China

Item Type: Book
Subjects: POLITICAL SCIENCE > International relations
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Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2019 03:09
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