2012 Plenary 3: Mischief or Miscalculation? China and the Rise of Confusion-ism

Over the last decade Western countries have begun worryingand in some cases panickingabout the rapid ascent of China as a world power. Are we truly on the verge of a radical shift in the power of balance, or do we need to re-evaluate the assumptions underlying that argument? Whatever the answer, its worth examining how exactly China will exercise its growing powerthrough cyber warfare, traditional military strength, and growing economic influence. In other words, what exactly does China want?