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Same Bed, Different Dreams: US-Chinese Power Competition Over the East Asian Seas

LIM KYUNG HAN 1

1해군사관학교

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ABSTRACT

This paper answers the causes of the security competition between the US and China in the East Asian Seas as the ultimate objective of the two great powers to achieve naval mastery in the region. This paper argues that economically and militarily, the incumbent global power, the US, and the challenging power regarding to economic and military power, China, are more likely to compete for their own national interests and security and so forth. It is notable that the level of US-Chinese security competition over the East Asian Seas has been changing. Security dilemma is changing into power competition and the competition is expected to intensify more and more. Thus, the East Asian Seas will be a contested zone for a while between the US and China with naval forces playing significant roles. All in all, the US has been attempting to contain China while China has been attempting to expand its maritime activities to avoid such containment. This is a typical one bed, different dreams phenomenon.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.