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  1. (138)The CCP Uses Pivotal States to Secure Strategic Resources

    by , Yesterday at 07:23 AM (State of Mankind - How much do you know?)

    Implementation of the Communist Party’s peripheral strategy involved first creating pivotal states, which are then used as a base for achieving strategic goals in the entire region. According to the Party’s think tanks, pivotal states are countries that have considerable regional power that Beijing has the capability and resources to guide; they have no direct conflicts with the CCP in terms ...
  2. (137)Debt-Trapping Central Asia

    by , 09-21-2019 at 07:34 AM (State of Mankind - How much do you know?)

    Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the CCP has taken great efforts to develop and cement its relationship with Central Asian countries, like Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The goal of the CCP’s strategy in Central Asia can be viewed from several angles: For one, Central Asia is an unavoidable land route in China’s westward expansion. Further, when ...
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  3. (136)The CCP Targets Pacific Island Nations for Their Strategic Value

    by , 09-20-2019 at 08:06 AM (State of Mankind - How much do you know?)

    Despite their size, Pacific island nations have the critical strategic value of being able to serve as maritime bases. Their total land area is just 53,000 square kilometers (20,463 square miles) compared with their exclusive economic zones (EEZ) over ocean, which measure 19,000,000 square kilometers (7,335,941 square miles) — an area over six times the size of China’s EEZs. Developing greater ...
  4. (135)The CCP’s so-called Great Periphery Diplomacy

    by , 09-19-2019 at 07:17 AM (State of Mankind - How much do you know?)

    What is the CCP’s so-called Great Periphery Diplomacy? Party think tanks define it like this: “China neighbors fourteen countries along a lengthy land border, and looks across the sea at six other neighboring countries. Beyond that, to the east is the Asia-Pacific region, and to the west is Eurasia. That is, the radial extent of China’s extended neighborhood covers two-thirds of international ...
  5. (134)”One Belt, One Road”(2)

    by , 09-18-2019 at 07:10 AM (State of Mankind - How much do you know?)
    [Continuing from last entry]
    One Belt, One Road Has a Global Reach

    In the early stage of the One Belt, One Road initiative, the CCP focused on countries neighboring China, reaching as far as Europe. Very quickly, the CCP expanded its reach to Africa, Latin America, and even the Arctic Ocean, covering the entire world. The Maritime Silk Road originally consisted of just two routes. A third route, the Silk Road on Ice, or the Polar Silk Road, was added to connect to Europe via ...
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