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Abstract Details

 
AUTHOR NAME
 
Family Name:
Qazi
 
First Name:
Beenish Sultan
 
ABSTRACT OF PAPER
 
Title of Paper:
CHINA’S ROLE IN BRICS AND RELEVANCE TO GCC-CHINA RELATIONS: COMPLEMENTARITIES AND CONFLICTING INTERESTS
 
Paper Proposal Text :
BRICS is indeed viewed as one of the manifestation of ‘Rise of the Rest’ as against the West. In this milieu, China remains the main vehicle of this change in global transformations. Concurrently, GCC was seen broadly as a consortium of the era when West required venturing with the oil producing arena. Nonetheless, there is potential of improvising connectivity between the GCC and BRICS in the backdrop of complementarities and dealing with differences. This is true because, on one hand, BRICS is rapidly gaining a central control in international development and cooperation. While on the other hand, GCC countries remain the focal point of the world in terms of energy supply. Their amalgam can further strengthen the place these blocs enjoy in the globe at large. Furthermore, with the ‘Dawn of the Asian Century’, China is flexing its muscles as an economic giant quite aptly. Since it formulated its foreign policy towards ‘opening up’ to the world, China has pursued a global agenda of connectivity and growth. Consequently, this rapid development is in consonance with unrestricted energy supply. This is where the GCC countries especially Saudia Arabia as a major oil exporting country to China plays an important part. In fact, the very rise of BRICS coincides with a radical change in its relations with other countries, specifically with the GCC. For instance, China has succeeded in displacing traditional economic powers such as Japan, the EU and the US, from the list of the GCC's largest trading partners over the past five years. China has also been successful in completing joint-strategic agreements, demonstrated most recently by the Chinese-Kuwaiti joint investment of $9 billion (Dh33.05 billion) in petrochemicals and oil products. In this regard, this research paper aims at answering the questions like: CAN THIS MAKEUP BE INTERPRETED INTO A MORE STRENGTHENED CHINA-GCC RELATIONS? WHAT ARE THE COMPLEMENTARITIES OF BOTH CHINA AND GCC IN THE REALM OF POLITICAL, SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND SECURITY AFFARIS? And ARE THERE ANY CONFLICTING INTERESTS?
 
 
 

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