China’s influence in the South Pacific has considerably increased over the past years. Continuously it extended its diplomatic presence and cooperation related to development policy. Are these indicators for a maturing new world power that might claim a leading role on the global level?
In PRIF Report No. 90 China in the South Pacific: No New Hegemon on the HorizonRoland Seib explores the reasons for China’s commitment in the South Pacific, reassesses the validity of the postulated policy of non-interference and investigates the alleged independence of the Chinese development cooperation. He also examines whether China might become a threat for the security architecture in the South Pacific.
This PRIF Report is the English version of HSFK-Report No. 9/2009 China im Südpazifik: Kein neuer Hegemon am Horizont. Both are available as free PDF-files (for download please click on the reports’ titles).