Protecting China’s interests overseas: Securitization and foreign policy

Protecting China’s interests overseas: Securitization and foreign policy

Centre for Grand Strategy, 10 May 2021, 10:00 – 11:00 BST, 18:00 – 19:00 CST. Find your local time here.

Protecting China’s Interests Overseas provides a fascinating and new window into Chinese foreign and security policymaking. In particular, it shows how the management of non-traditional security issues abroad led to the emergence of China’s strategy to defend its interests overseas. This book comes at a critical time, as China has just inaugurated its first overseas military base in Djibouti, thereby establishing a long-term military presence outside Asia.

Based on a large number of Chinese primary sources, the book examines how the main actors involved in the making and implementation of Chinese foreign policy understood the problem of protecting the assets and lives of Chinese companies and nationals abroad, especially in North Africa and the Middle East, and interacted with each other depending on their priorities, preferences, and organizational interests.


Andrea Ghiselli, Assistant Professor, School of International Relations and Public Affairs (SIRPA), Fudan University

Dr Nicola Leveringhaus, Centre for Grand Strategy, King’s College London

Marc Marmino, PhD Candidate, Lau China Institute, King’s College London

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