Chinese Perspectives on the “Indo-Pacific” as a Geostrategic Construct

Chinese Perspectives on the “Indo-Pacific” as a Geostrategic Construct

Essay by Elliot S Ji
May 14, 2024

Elliot Ji looks at the drivers of the shift from “Asia-Pacific” to the concept of “Indo-Pacific” and the effects of this shift on Chinese perceptions of geopolitical competition. By examining how Chinese strategists perceive the Indo-Pacific as a geopolitically competitive space, he offers insight into their strategic priorities in the context of security competition with regional countries.

Read the essay on the Mapping China’s Strategic Space website.