From 30 January to 1 February 2019 the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies hosted a Department of Defense Regional Center collaboration titled “China’s Global Reach: A Security Assessment.” The goal of the workshop was to leverage expertise and unique perspectives from all five Department of Defense Regional Centers to examine the actions and intentions of the People’s Republic of China. To understand how these global activities impact the United States, this analysis was conducted within the context of the PRC’s perspective of its own foreign policy and in an environment defined by strategic competition, as referenced in the 2017 National Security Strategy and 2018 National Defense Strategy. The workshop leveraged the insights gained from a broad range of experts to formulate policy recommendations for defending state interests in the face of growing PRC assertiveness. The scholarship, insights, and recommendations of the participants are collected in this volume for the benefit of policy-makers, practitioners, and scholars.

Table of Contents

Scott D. McDonald and Michael C. Burgoyne

Part I: Strategic Context

  1. 战略竞争?—Strategic Competition?
    Scott D. McDonald
  2. Xi’s Vision for Transforming Global Governance: A Strategic Challenge for Washington and Its Allies
    Liza Tobin

Part II: Regional Context

  1. China’s Foreign Policy in the Indo-Pacific Region and US Interests
    Dr. Sungmin Cho
  2. China and South Asia
    John H. Gill
  3.  Chinese Foreign Policy towards Russia and Eurasia
    Dr. Graeme Herd
  4.  Chinese Relations with the Middle East and North Africa
    Dr. Gawdat Bahgat
  5.  China in Africa: Opportunities, Challenges, and Options
    Amb. Phillip Carter III, Dr. Raymond Gilpin, and Paul Nantulya
  6. China and Europe
    Dr. Valbona Zeneli
  7.  Understanding and Responding to Chinese Activities in Latin America and the Caribbean
    Dr. R. Evan Ellis

Part III: Tools of Influence

  1. China’s Strategic Messaging: What It Is, How It Works, and How to Respond to It
    Dr. Alexander L. Vuving
  2. China’s Economic Coercion
    Frank Mouritz
  3. Understanding China’s Legal Gamesmanship in the Rules-Based Global Order
    Jonathan G. Odom
  4. China’s Military Diplomacy
    Dr. Phillip C. Saunders and Jiunwei Shyy
  5. Technology and Innovation in China’s Strategy and Global Influence
    Elsa B. Kania

Scott D. McDonald and Michael C. Burgoyne