Emboldened by economic strength and growing military power, China is emerging as a challenger
to US dominance in the Pacific. But its promised peaceful rise has done little to convince regional
powers that it will not use force to press longstanding territorial claims or attempt sea-denial
operations in Asia’s lucrative trade routes.
How is China’s military modernization undermining Beijing’s policy of Peaceful Development?
What is driving China to modernize its navy? Why is a military status-quo between the United
States and China in the Pacific unlikely? How do China’s neighbours respond to China’s military
Join Jonathan Holslag for a discussion of these questions and more based on his new book, “China
and India: Prospects for Peace.”
DATE: Feb 28, 2011
VENUE: Embassy of Belgium, Sanlitun Lu 6
ENTRANCE: free to FCCC members, 80 RMB on the door to non-members
REGISTRATION: please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Jonathan Holslag is a fellow at the Brussels Institute of Contemporary China Studies (BICCS).
His research focuses on regional security in Asia. He wrote the book Macht of Mythe? (VUB
Press 2006) with Gustaaf Geeraerts, China and India: Prospects for Peace (Columbia University
Press 2010), and Trapped Giant: The Impact of China’s Military Modernization on Stability
in Asia (IISS Adelphi Series 2011). Jonathan was coordinator of the European Commission’s
academic network on China (ECAN) and headed a multidisciplinary research team on China’s
foreign policy for the European Parliament.