- NBR - The National Bureau of Asian Research

NBR Analysis

The NBR Analysis offers thought-provoking essays and briefs on the most important economic, political, and strategic issues in the Asia-Pacific region today.

NBR Analysis (Apr 2008)

Assessing Regional Reactions to China's Peaceful Development Doctrine

Carlyle A. Thayer, Jae Ho Chung and Brahma Chellaney

China’s peaceful development doctrine is a broad strategy endorsed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), whose central goal is the transformation of China into a modern and sustainably developed country through rapid economic growth.The greatest challenge for this strategy is that Beijing must reassure regional neighbors that China’s increasing economic, military, and political power do not pose a threat.This issue of the NBR Analysis reveals unique insights by expert scholars into how India, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines perceive the potential risks and gains of China’s ambitious strategy.The assessment of such perspectives provides a valuable opportunity to gauge policy implications in a wide variety of areas, including politics, security, finance, and trade.Such analysis is key both to mitigating the risks of conflict in Asia and to ensuring that China’s rapid development is indeed associated with a peaceful regional environment.The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) solicited these papers in an effort to provide a foundation for future research on this issue and to better inform U.S.policy in the region by raising awareness of Indian, South Korean, Indonesian, Thai, and Philippine views.

Table of Contents

Southeast Asian Reactions to China's Peaceful Development Doctrine: Indonesia, the Philippines, and Thailand
Carlyle A. Thayer

South Korea's Reactions to China's "Peaceful Development"
Jae Ho Chung

Assessing India's Reactions to China's Peaceful Development Doctrine
Brahma Chellaney

Back Issues

The Dilemma Confronting the U.S.-Thailand Relationship
Pavin Chachavalpongpun
(Apr 16)

Strengthening Transatlantic Policy Coordination on Asia
Nadège Rolland and Michael Wills
(Feb 16)

The New China-Russia-U.S. Triangle
Elizabeth Wishnick
(Dec 15)

What to Do about North Korea
Sue Mi Terry
(Nov 15)

Shinzo Abe and the Reality of Japanese Democracy
Daniel Sneider
(Aug 15)

U.S.-Malaysia Relations on the Security Front
Pamela Sodhy
(Apr 15)

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Lessons from Negotiations
Richard Katz
(Sep 14)

Responding to China’s Assertiveness in the South China Sea
James R. Holmes
(Jun 14)

The Sea Change in Japanese Foreign Policy
Kenneth B. Pyle
(Jun 14)

Beyond Haiyan: Toward Greater U.S.-Japan Cooperation in HADR
Weston S. Konishi and Andrew L. Oros
(Feb 14)

Japan-Korea Relations: Time for U.S. Intervention?
Daniel Sneider
(Jan 14)

China’s Growth Slowdown and Its Implications
Dwight H. Perkins
(Nov 13)

The ASEAN Regional Forum: Beyond the Talk Shop?
Sheldon W. Simon
(Jul 13)

Will Abenomics Restore Japanese Growth?
William W. Grimes
(Jun 13)

The State of Cooperation in the East China Sea
James Manicom
(Apr 13)

Whose Pacific Century? The 113th Congress and Asia
Edward Gresser and Daniel Twining
(Apr 13)

Intensifying Contradictions: Chinese Policing Enters the 21st Century
Jonathan Walton
(Feb 13)

The Impending Tide of Chinese Investment in the United States
Robert A. Kapp
(Feb 13)

The Leap in North Korea’s Ballistic Missile Program: The Iran Factor
John S. Park
(Dec 12)

Northeast Asia Turns Its Attention to the Arctic
Linda Jakobson
(Dec 12)