By Huiyun Feng
Analyzing the main educational and coverage debates over China’s upward thrust and comparable coverage concerns, this publication appears to be like into the motivations and intentions of a emerging China. many of the scholarly works on China’s upward push procedure the query at a structural point by way of the overseas process and the systemic impression on China’s overseas coverage. conventional Realist theorists outline China as a revisionist energy wanting to tackle wrongs performed to them in heritage, when a few cultural and ancient analyses attest that China’s strategic tradition has been offensive regardless of its vulnerable fabric strength. Huiyun Feng’s path-breaking contribution to the talk checks those rival hypotheses by way of interpreting systematically the ideals of latest chinese language leaders and their strategic interactions with different states considering that 1949 whilst the communist regime got here to strength. the focal point is on tracing the ancient roots of chinese language strategic tradition and its hyperlinks to the decision-making of six key chinese language leaders through their trust platforms. chinese language Strategic tradition could be of curiosity to scholars of chinese language politics, international coverage, strategic concept and diplomacy commonly.
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Other evidence shows that Beijing might have considered the possibility of war with the US at the beginning as even a nuclear war. Some suggested that in the case of a Soviet–US war, China should stay out. Further, Beijing needed not only to prepare for a limited war with the Americans in Korea, but also an all-out war, if the US invaded the Chinese mainland, or if US air and naval attacks targeted major Chinese cities and strategic locations. Worst of all, the US might help the Taiwan authority attack mainland China.
It must have motivations to challenge the old system for unrealized interests. Therefore, a revisionist state’s leaders must possess a high need for power and achievement. They will prefer and be more ready to use conflictual means, strategies, and tactics and will not easily give up their goals (change the system) or shift their propensities for aggressive strategies and tactics, and will take any opportunity possible. Revisionist states are willing to provoke conflict to increase their power or achieve their goals only when they have leaders with revisionist beliefs.
As for unjust wars, World War I is an instance in which both sides fought for imperialist interests; therefore the Communists of the whole world firmly opposed that war. The way to oppose a war of this kind is to do everything possible to prevent it before it breaks out and, once it breaks out, to oppose war with war, to oppose unjust war with just war, whenever possible. Mao Zedong “On Protracted War” (May 1938), Selected Works, Vol. II, p. ” Mao Zedong “Problems of War and Strategy” (November 6, 1938), Selected Works, Vol.
Chinese Strategic Culture and Foreign Policy Decision-Making: Confucianism, Leadership and War (Asian Security Studies) by Huiyun Feng