Chinese foreign policy has a strong focus on building close relations with its Asian neighbors. China has an important but often troubled relationship with Japan. It has been forming a new dynamic relationship with ASEAN. The Korean Peninsula is filled with both tension and promise for China. India and China are two large developing countries with a lot of common interests and potential conflicts. With the longest land borderline in the world between them, relations between China and Russia have great strategic and economic implications today, just as they did in days past. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) initiated by China, Russia, and several Central Asian states, has become an influential organization. The main objective of the SCO is to fight against terrorism and separatism, and enhance common regional security. How China deals with its neighbors will to a large extent affect the successes or failures of Chinese foreign policy. Most of China’s neighbors tend to have mixed feelings about the rise of China (Sutter, 2005). While some see China’s rise as inevitable and potentially beneficial to them, other neighbors have serious concerns about China’s intentions and potential conflicts of national interests. A few countries, including Japan and Vietnam, still have territorial disputes with China (Yahuda, 2011).
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