Greg Austin

Greg Austin is Director of Research for the Brussels-based International Crisis Group. He has worked in other professional and academic posts in Canberra, Hong Kong and Washington. He is co-author of Japan and Greater China: Political economy and military power in the Asian century (with Stuart Harris, 2001); and Red Star East: The armed forces of Russia in Asia (with Alexey Muraviev, 2000); and author of China's Ocean Frontier: International law, military force and national development ( 1998).

Power and Responsibility in Chinese Foreign Policy »

Publication date: January 2014
The People’s Republic of China is now over fifty years old. Long considered an outsider, or a club of one, in international relations, China has recently become more active in international institutions. Is China becoming a responsible power in global and regional international relations? How accurate is the traditional perception of China? What factors may be motivating the changes in China’s approach to international institutions and its perceptions of its own role in the world? There is no certainty that China is becoming a more responsible power, recent developments may be just another manifestation of realpolitik. Power and Responsibility in Chinese Foreign Policy provides a vital insight into these issues, analysing the critical issues in China’s international relations– China’s regional and global diplomatic and security problems, the changing role of the People’s Liberation Army, human rights, religious and democratic movements, and the concept of responsibility. Power and Responsibility in Chinese Foreign Policy is an insightful and vital introduction to all sides of the current debate over China’s international relations.