06 September 2011

From Shanghai to Somalia: China’s Contributions to the Security of Seaborne Commerce in Asia and Beyond

Andrew S. Erickson,From Shanghai to Somalia: China’s Contributions to the Security of Seaborne Commerce in Asia and Beyond,” in 沈丁立, 张贵洪, 主编 [Shen Dingli and Zhang Guihong, eds], 亚洲国际关系的重构 [Restructuring of International Relations in Asia] (Shanghai: 上海人民出版社 [Shanghai People’s Press], 2011), 241-75.

China is contributing increasingly to the security of the global maritime commons as a major maritime strategic stakeholder. It has done so by participating in such efforts to secure maritime commerce as the Container Security Initiative (CSI), by supporting Southeast Asian nations in their efforts to fight piracy, and by playing a valuable and growing role in counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden. China’s contributions in these areas are rightly receiving approbation from the international community. While events in areas closer to China’s shores, particularly in East Asia, may impact Beijing’s interests most directly, its growing economic and resource interests and international position necessitate necessitate increasingly more distant presence. This may create new opportunities for cooperation in such areas as the Gulf of Aden: separated from their nations’ respective maritime claims by significant distance, the maritime forces of the Asia-Pacific, including those of the U.S. and China, may find a “safe strategic space” for new forms of maritime partnership. Further contributions to collective sealane security can help to reassure other nations that China’s rise will be both peaceful and beneficial to the world.

For the first time in its modern history, China has deployed naval forces operationally (as opposed to representationally) beyond its immediate maritime periphery to protect merchant vessels from pirates in the Gulf of Aden. Since 26 December 2008, the PLAN has dispatched twelve ships in five task forces to the Gulf of Aden. As of 20 March 2010, PLAN forces have escorted 1768 ships in 179 convoys. Sixteen PLAN operations have rescued 10 Chinese and 13 foreign-flagged vessels from pirates. As of 25 December 2009, 3300 PLAN personnel had participated and 405 foreign vessels had been escorted. The PLAN’s escort missions in the Gulf of Aden have made the area safer from Somali piracy, thus benefitting both the international system and Chinese trade and energy interests. What explains this unprecedented instance of long-distance, sustained operations? …

亚洲国际关系的重构 [平装]
沈丁立 (编者), 张贵洪 (编者), 杨玉良 (丛书主编), 秦绍德 (丛书主编), 金在烈 (丛书主编)

本书是2010年上海论坛政治分论坛论文集,共有25篇论文,分为四个部分,主要涉及国家关系、反恐、应对气候变化合作三大领域。包括主旨发言、东亚国际关系的重构、亚洲反恐格局重构、气候变化合作的再思考。

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《亚洲国际关系的重构》主要内容简介:发展是当代世界的重大主题,也是亚洲增进居民福祉的根本途径。亚洲的发展以经济持续增长为驱动力,同时也包括社会、政治、文化等领域的协调推进。在经济全球化不可逆转的背景下,亚洲的发展不仅需要亚洲与其他区域进行良性互动,而且需要亚洲各国对全球格局变动形成有效回应。2007年由美国次贷危机引发的国际金融危机已造成全球性的经济衰退,并对亚洲的持续发展产生了明显冲击。危机影响的严重性和广泛性促使人们深刻反思此轮危机的成因,就本质而言,此次危机是全球不同经济板块在贸易、金融等方面非均衡发展的衍生后果。自20世纪70年代以来,发达经济体(以美欧为代表)和新兴经济体(以中印为代表)的关联度日趋增强,其关联方式为:发达经济体利用国际货币优势竭力发展金融业,而新兴经济体则利用要素禀赋优势大力发展制造业。以各自的增长模式为前提,发达经济体大量进口并形成贸易逆差,而新兴经济体大量出口并保持贸易顺差;发达经济体因消费过度、货币流人而投资过度,而新兴经济体因储蓄过度、外汇盈余而出现资金流出。上述关联方式使世界各国的共同利益特征得以增强,但关联关系的非均衡性已蕴藏着危机爆发的基因。当发达经济体家庭、企业和政府的债务过度膨胀与金融过度虚拟化同步发展时,全球经济非均衡的潜在风险就会以金融危机的方式显性化。

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《亚洲国际关系的重构》为2010上海论坛丛书之一。

目录
“上海论坛2010”共识:全球经济再平衡与亚洲的持续复苏
“亚洲国际关系的重构”——2010上海论坛政治分论坛白皮书

第一部分 主旨发言
Asia-A Dominant Influence beyond Borders
A Joint-Venture between Sino-America for Better Cooperation, Better Co-development, Better Co-rising, and Better Life to All Mankind

第二部分 东亚国际关系的重构
The Making of a Regional International Society in East Asia:History and Outlook
东亚的未来与中国作用
China and East Asia: Projecting beyond the Current Crisis
From Interdependence to a Dangerous Divide: How Is the Crisis Changing Asia and America?
竞争中的亚太及东亚区域合作安排
Asian Regional Architecture–Thoughts on the Future U.S. Role
中国与周边关系的重构: 论中朝关系的可持续发展
还原历史 超越历史–中日历史共同研究的一些情况与感想
Restructuring International Relations in East Asia: The Role of ODA
Building CBMs across Borders–An Indian Experience

Global Economic Dynamics: Their Impact on Asian Leadership and International Relations

Geo-political Realignment in Motion: Canberra’s Strategic Choice in Sino-U.S.-Australian Tripartitie Relations

反思西方民主话语
第三部分 亚洲反恐格局重构

论美国的“阿富巴”战略对亚洲的影响
Towards A Cooperative Security Structure in Asia
China and the Conflicts in Afghanistan/Pakistan
From Shanghai to Somalia: China’s Contributions to the Security of Seaborne Commerce in Asia and Beyond
Nuclear Terrorism and Asian Security
美国反恐战略的演变及其对亚洲的影响

第四部分 气候变化合作的再思考

气候变化影响分析与对策思考
关于哥本哈根气候变化大会之后国际气候合作的若干思考
哥本哈根进程与亚洲低碳共同体
A New Silk Road? China in the Global Marketplace