The aim of this thesis is to illustrate how economic growth of China is reflected in its economic and military power in specific parts of the world through realist theory of international relations. First chapter of this thesis will deal with theoretical concept of economic and military power based on realist interpretation of power. It will be explained why realist concept of power will be suitable for aim of this thesis. Second chapter will deal with operationalization of research question and objective of this thesis. It will be justified why China is suitable example for showing how rise of domestic economy is reflected in economic and military power abroad. It will be explained why cases of Africa and Southeast Asia are suitable for illustrating Chinese economic and military power in specific parts of the world. Third Chapter will firstly illustrate rise of Chinese economic strength in terms of GDP. Than will be shown how this economic growth is reflected in rapid rise of Chinese FDI in Africa, what will be indicator of Chinese economic power in Africa. Lastly will be illustrated increased Chinese military presence (area of operations, deployment) and more firm policies in Southeast Asia at the beginning of the XXI century. Such concept of Third Chapter is supposed to fulfill aim of this thesis and show how rise of Chinese economy is reflected in its economic and military power in specific parts of the world.

  
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