FY2020 SSU-Essay No.3/ Jaehwan Lim (Aoyama Gakuin University)


Are Odds in Favor of “China Model”? The Political Economy of China’s Military-Civil Fusion Policy

With the escalation of US-China tensions, the impact of differences in political systems on international relations is gaining renewed attention. For example, “new cold war” between the US and China, a term often heard recently, is used to highlight that the US-China tensions have taken on the aspect of a system-to-system competition1. This gives rise to the following two questions.
One is “how well do the factors of systems competition explain the current status of US-China relations?” The other is “if a systems competition is actually taking place, how will it impact future developments in US-China relations?”