China in the Middle East: Expanding Political Clout and Maritime Space

While economic diplomacy is the mainstay, China’s maritime presence in the Middle East is also growing and together these support a clear and strong political message on China’s domestic and foreign policy interests that countries in the region are reluctant to contest.

Sheikh Hasina’s Visit to India: China in the Background

China is turning into a serious challenger to India in Bangladesh in the economic and military domains and is growing in strength in the political dimension, too.

China’s 2015 Defence White Paper: Military Strategy Meets Foreign Policy

Has Beijing reached a stage where it is willing to face crisis and/or conflict instead of preventing these in the first place?