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The Limits to Optimism: Australia and the Rise of China

White, Hugh

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The Australian government optimistically expects that China's rise can be easily managed. They predict US-China relations will be cooperative, and reject concerns that Australia may face hard choices between them. This optimism seems to be based on the view that as China grows it will become increasingly integrated into a US-led global system. That overestimates America's power, and underestimates China's ambitions. The best we can hope for instead is that China and the US will cooperate in a...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorWhite, Hugh
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-13T23:00:15Z
dc.identifier.issn1035-7718
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/84036
dc.description.abstractThe Australian government optimistically expects that China's rise can be easily managed. They predict US-China relations will be cooperative, and reject concerns that Australia may face hard choices between them. This optimism seems to be based on the view that as China grows it will become increasingly integrated into a US-led global system. That overestimates America's power, and underestimates China's ambitions. The best we can hope for instead is that China and the US will cooperate in a concert of power, but the US will be very reluctant to make the necessary concessions to China for that to happen. So there is a real risk of even worse outcomes: Chinese primacy, sustained US-China hostility, or war. Australia therefore needs to try to persuade America to work with China in building a new 'Concert of Asia'.
dc.publisherCarfax Publishing, Taylor & Francis Group
dc.sourceAustralian Journal of International Affairs
dc.subjectgovernance approach
dc.subjectpolicy analysis
dc.subjectpolitics
dc.subjectAsia
dc.subjectAustralasia
dc.subjectAustralia
dc.subjectChina
dc.subjectEurasia
dc.subjectFar East
dc.titleThe Limits to Optimism: Australia and the Rise of China
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
local.identifier.citationvolume59
dc.date.issued2005
local.identifier.absfor160604 - Defence Studies
local.identifier.ariespublicationMigratedxPub12301
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationWhite, Hugh, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue4
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage496
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage480
local.identifier.doi10.1080/10357710500367273
dc.date.updated2015-12-12T07:32:50Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-32144446404
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