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National Interests: Priorities and Security

Key factors influencing the national security concept of the People's Republic of China

Vol. 19, Iss. 11, NOVEMBER 2023

Received: 19 June 2023

Received in revised form: 27 July 2023

Accepted: 9 September 2023

Available online: 16 November 2023


JEL Classification: F52

Pages: 2174–2185


Natal'ya V. MALANICHEVA Financial University under Government of Russian Federation, Moscow, Russian Federation


Ol'ga A. KHARINA National Research University – Higher School of Economics (NRU HSE), Moscow, Russian Federation


Dariko K. BALAKHANOVA Plekhanov Russian University of Economics (PRUE), Moscow, Russian Federation


Sergei A. FILIN Plekhanov Russian University of Economics (PRUE), Moscow, Russian Federation


Evgenii V. GENKIN Plekhanov Russian University of Economics (PRUE), Moscow, Russian Federation


Subject. This article considers the national security ensuring as a condition for successful economic development.
Objectives. The article aims to analyze the mechanisms for protecting China's national interests in the context of the aggravation of the international situation and the slowdown in economic growth.
Methods. For the study, we used the methods of comparative and structural analyses.
Results. The article notes that China is currently implementing a policy of ensuring comprehensive security and paying special attention to preserving the country's territorial integrity, resolving territorial disputes, ensuring access to natural resources, protecting intellectual property, and preventing threats associated with the development of information technology.
Conclusions. Despite complicated relationships with Japan, India, and the United States, armed conflicts involving China are unlikely in the near future.

Keywords: security, People's Republic of China, defense capability, threats, security strategy, security concept


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