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The Impact of the Evolution of China`s Military Strategy on the State of Security in Asia-Pacific Region
This study examines the impact of the development of military and defense strategy of the People’s Republic of China on the evolution of the state of security in Asia-Pacific region. The objective of the research is to indentify correlation between evolution of China’s military strategy and changes in the security environment of Asia-Pacific Region. The paper considers the establishment and development of military and defense strategy of China in retrospect and dynamics and gives a detailed description of the development of China's military strategy in the Asia-Pacific region in retrospect and dynamics as well. As a result of careful analysis of the security situation in the Asia-Pacific region and the existing system of military alliances and conflicts, the comprehensive assessment of the impact of the evolution of the military strategy of the People's Republic of China on the state of security in the Asia-Pacific region is provided. The findings of the research confirm a hypothesis put forward by the author that despite the fact that China justifies its military capacity building by the need to ensure its own security, China, on the contrary, actually provokes an increase in tension in the Asia-Pacific region, thereby reducing both its own and total security in the region. The author of the study comes to the conclusion that the evolution of China's military strategy serves both as a structuring and destabilizing factor in the regional security system for a number of reasons. In particular, because of the impact on China's defense development of military policy of a number of countries in the region, especially the USA and Japan, and the reverse impact of the growth of aggregate economic, political and military power of China on the changes in the military development programs of the countries of the region.