Abstract

A series of moves in China’s foreign policies since the global financial crisis in 2008 seems to suggest that China is now more confident than ever in its external behaviour. Indeed, some Western observers argue that China’s new confidence even borders on arrogance. Domestically, there is an emerging debate over the famous “tao guang yang hui” (TGYH) strategy. Is China beginning to behave in an arrogant way? Will China change the TGYH strategy? This article documents the evolution of the TGYH strategy and explains why there is an emerging interest in it today. It argues that the TGYH strategy will be continued as a national strategy, though some modifications to it will be highly likely in coming years.

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Additional Information

ISSN
0219-8614
Print ISSN
0219-7472
Pages
pp. 195-216
Launched on MUSE
2011-09-17
Open Access
No
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