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China's Geoeconomic Strategy

Following the 2008 financial crisis, the world is increasingly looking towards the Chinese economy - as an opportunity and a threat.

This report provides a systematic assessment of the economic bases of China’s foreign policy and asks to what extent China's growth has led to a geoeconomic strategy.

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 China's Geoeconomic Strategy


  • Biographies from time of publication
  • Shaun Breslin is Director of the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation at the University of Warwick. He is also associate fellow of the Chatham House Asia Programme, and Co-Editor of the Pacific Review. His research focuses on the international political economy of contemporary China, and studies of comparative regionalism.
  • Nicola Casarini is Research Fellow at the Institute of the European Union for Security Studies. He holds a PhD in International Relations from the LSE and has authored several publications, including Remaking Global Order: The Evolution of Europe-China Relations and its Implications for East Asia and the United States (Oxford University Press, 2009).
  • Guy De Jonquières is Senior Fellow at the European Centre for International Political Economy and former Asia columnist and commentator for the Financial Times.
  • Jonathan Fenby is China Director of the research service Trusted Sources and author of six books on China.
  • Xiaojun Li is a doctoral candidate of political science at Stanford University with research interests in international and comparative political economy and Chinese politics. A native of Shanghai, China, he received his Bachelor’s degree in English and international studies from Beijing Foreign Affairs University and Master’s degrees in political science and statistics from the University of Georgia.
  • Odd Arne Westad is Professor of International History at LSE and Co-Director of LSE IDEAS.
  • Linda Yueh is Director of the China Growth Centre and Fellow in Economics at St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford. She is also Adjunct Professor of Economics at the London Business School, and Research Associate at IDEAS and the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
  • Jie (Cherry) Yu is a PhD Candidate in International Relations at the LSE. Her research focuses on ChinaEU relations with an emphasis on their collaboration on renewable energy. She previously worked as a management consultant and China Desk officer at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants.

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