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Defence diplomatic relations between Poland and China and how they can be improved


[ 1 ] Instytut Studiów Strategicznych, Wydział Bezpieczeństwa Narodowego, Akademia Sztuki Wojennej | [ P ] employee

Scientific discipline (Law 2.0)

[5.3] Security studies

Year of publication


Published in

Security and Defence Quarterly

Journal year: 2021 | Journal volume: vol. 34 | Journal number: no. 2

Article type

scientific article

Publication language


  • Badania jakościowe
  • Bezpieczeństwo miedzynarodowe
  • Bezpieczeństwo militarne państwa
  • Chiny
  • Dyplomacja obronna
  • Obronność państwa
  • Polityka międzynarodowa
  • Polska
  • System obronny państwa
  • China
  • Defence capability of a State
  • Defence diplomacy
  • International policy
  • International security
  • Poland
  • Qualitative research

EN 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.

Date of online publication


Pages (from - to)

54 - 66





Bibliografia na stronach 65-66.

License type

CC BY (attribution alone)

Open Access Mode

open journal

Open Access Text Version

final published version

Release date


Date of Open Access to the publication

in press

Ministry points / journal


Ministry points / journal in years 2017-2021