How China’s rise is reshaping Indo-Pacific security order – DW – 12/31/2022
Rodion Ebbighausen12/31/2022December 31, 2022
China’s rise is upending the US-led security system in the Indo-Pacific, raising up the region’s military spending. How could this shift affect global stability?
“Let China sleep, for when she wakes, she will shake the world,” a quote often attributed to Napoleon Bonaparte, neatly summarizes the current geopolitical situation. China has awakened and is staking its claim to be a global superpower.
President Xi Jinping said at the 20th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in October that the country aims to lead the world in national strength and international influence by 2049, a year that marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the CCP.
China‘s new claim to global leadership is the first “real challenge” to Asia’s existing security architecture, which has been in place since the end of the Korean War in 1953, Felix Heiduk, a political researcher at the Berlin-based German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), wrote in a recent study.
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