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The PRC's quest for great power status: a long and winding road

Harris, Stuart


This paper uses the foreign policy outcomes of China’s fifteenth party congress to examine China’s potential as a great power in the long term. It argues that China’s capability as a great power in the short term tends to be overestimated but that this is also yes of the long term. In its competition with the United States and other large regional powers for influence, constraints will remain on China’s capabilities in the long term that have not obtained and do not now obtain in the case of...[Show more]

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Date published: 1998
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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