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PacNet #1 – Competition and Consensus: China’s “New Concept of Security”

In a fascinating coincidence of timing both the People’s Republic of China and the United States have within the last six months published official documents that spell out the security strategy that each country believes will bring lasting peace and stability to East Asia – a shared objective. It may come as a surprise to many that both countries share many common elements in their respective strategies particularly a belief in the importance of multilateral mechanisms. But it will come as no surprise that these respective visions also differ in how to achieve the objective of peace and stability.