First introduced by CSBA in April 2020, the Deterrence by Detection concept...
2021-08-06 2 ENGLISH REPORTS
The party leadership considers this to be the most challenging period of its rule. Potential threats to regime security lie round every corner. In response, everything is viewed through a “comprehensive national security” paradigm. This now covers a disparate range of issues, from education, media, the environment, to supply-chains, resource politics and foreign actors. This tendency to view virtually everything through a lens of national security makes China more confrontational in its presence and interactions with the world. Under Xi Jinping, China has lef behind its defensive posture. In dealing with what are viewed as domestic issues, the party is increasingly assertive.
This can be seen in the more aggressive policies towards Hong Kong, Taiwan and Xinjiang. Within Mainland China, securitization continues to grow, preemptively policing citizens’ physical and digital lives even more than before. China’s foreign relations are also becoming more proactive. Government policy aims to shape global standards according to its preferences. It also responds more confrontationally when acting on behalf of overseas Chinese interests. Where there are perceived threats to Chinese interests, reaction comes with less restraint. This happens whether those interests be economic, political or in global narratives. The party state is translating its more muscular posture at home into its status abroad. This more direct imposition of Chinese interests internationally is part of the securitization of international behavior, carried out in order to foster a safer environment for China’s rise.
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