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The International Institute for Strategic Studies is an independent centre for research, information and debate on the problems of conflict, however caused, that have, or potentially have, an important military content. The Council and Staff of the Institute are international and its membership is drawn from almost 100 countries. The Institute is independent and it alone decides what activities to conduct. It owes no allegiance to any government, any group of governments or any political or other organisation. The IISS stresses rigorous research with a forward-looking policy orientation and places particular emphasis on bringing new perspectives to the strategic debate. The Institute’s publications are designed to meet the needs of a wider audience than its own membership and are available on subscription, by mail order and in good bookshops. Further details at www.iiss.org. acknowledgements This book was initially discussed during a talk in 2013 with Adam Ward and Nigel Inkster from IISS. Thanks to both for believing in the idea of what was at that time called ‘China’s Great Power Burden’ and for suggesting it for an Adelphi publication. Since then we have been in editor Nick Redman’s capable hands who has steered us successfully to completion of the book. Particular and well-deserved thanks for the editing process goes to Sarah Johnstone who came on board in the final phase but who diligently took upon her to polish our rough edges and probe all our sources until the very last minute including spending her entire birthday this year on our book. Jonas would like to thank former colleagues – particularly Mark Leonard and Francois Godement – at the think tank European Council on Foreign Relation from 2010 to 2013 for a high-powered intellectual environment discussing the possible trajectories of China’s rise. Also thanks to Hans Kundnani for alerting me to the historical parallels of the Don Pacifico affair in protecting nationals. Thanks to Ger Wang for assisting Jonas on finding sources in the Libya, Mekong and Sudan chapters. You deserve much more than a lunch at Capitol Grille (all you asked for). A big thanks to my family, Kristin, Felix and Victor for continued endurance and patience with a dad/husband running between a full time day job and writing in the weekends. It wasn’t always fun and as 11-year old Victor often said, ‘how long can it take to write a book?’ Too long, but now it is done. Thanks to Andrew Small for insightful comments on the Afghanistan-Pakistan chapter. Thanks to Yun Sun at the Stimson Center for letting us borrow some of her Chinese language books on the Libya-evacuation. Thanks to Zhou Hang for comments on the Sudan chapter and letting us benefit from his own research from his time at SIPRI. Thanks to the many Chinese officials, who always prefer to stay anonymous, and academics who have been discussing with us over the years how China protects nationals abroad. All errors or omissions in the book rest with us. glossary CHINCA China International Contractors Association CCC China...

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