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Defence diplomatic relations between Poland and China and how they can be improved
Lech Drab 1  
 
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Faculty of National Security, War Studies University, Al. gen. Chruściela “Montera” 103, 00-910 Warsaw, Poland
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Lech Drab   

Faculty of National Security, War Studies University, Al. gen. Chruściela “Montera” 103, 00-910 Warsaw, Poland
Submission date: 2020-06-28
Final revision date: 2021-01-06
Acceptance date: 2021-01-07
Online publication date: 2021-02-17
Publication date: 2021-06-29
 
Security and Defence Quarterly 2021;34(2):54–66
 
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The main purpose of the article is to examine diplomatic relations between China (official name: the People’s Republic of China) and Poland with a special focus on defence. It also gives an overall assessment of the relations between the armed forces of the two countries and evaluates what has been achieved so far and possible involvements that the countries (especially Poland) should take. A comparative analysis and a historical approach were used whilst investigating the facts. Qualitative research, including participant observation, archival resources, analysis and selection of studies, reports and expertise were the methods employed for collecting research material. Comparative studies were used to analyse other countries’ relations with China to help come to a conclusion. Based on the research, the author recommends an intensification of defence diplomacy between Poland and China which would bring a number of defence and economic benefit to both Warsaw and Beijing. The latest changes in the global balance of power, especially economic, political and military, should be taken into account in the process of developing and implementing a comprehensive and long-term strategic programme in the field of defence diplomacy between Poland and China.
 
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