Director of Research Centre for Asian Studies, China
Dec 21, 2023
The United States has stayed focused on the South China Sea even as it deals with major international crises. In fact, it has intensified its maritime military activity and and even enlisted partners in the eastern Pacific region to create friction between China and its neighbors. It is playing with fire.
Feb 06, 2023
President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. of the Philippines described the challenge presented by the great power rivalry between the U.S. and China: “It keeps you up at night, keeps you up in the day, keeps you up most of the time. … It’s very dynamic, it’s constantly in flux, so you have to pay attention to it.”
Jul 07, 2022
Pacific Island countries can benefit from both China and the United States, so their best choice is to cooperate with both. The new alignment will not disturb friendly relations between China and the islands.
May 10, 2022
Vietnam and India still have a long way to go to compete with China. Control of the pandemic, selective resumption of production and continued strengthening of its supply chains globally will keep China on top for some time.
Apr 05, 2022
China and the United States engage in different ways with other countries. China knows what ASEAN member states really want, while the U.S. maintains the notion of “America first.” It’s only natural for ASEAN leaders to act in their national self-interest.
Aug 23, 2021
Scholars from China and around Southeast Asia respond to questions about how the region views the second push by the United States to identify the origins of the coronavirus.
Dec 15, 2020
The incoming U.S. administration’s policy positions will likely include moving quickly to restore America’s influence in the region. It will seek an edge over China at every opportunity and try to draw ASEAN closer.
Nov 03, 2020
At key points in his grand Indo-Pacific tour to drum up regional support for containing China, the U.S. secretary of state was rebuffed. India and Indonesia have their own ideas.
Feb 14, 2020
The rapid spread of false information about the novel coronavirus has been noted both inside and outside of China since the outbreak in Wuhan in December. It resulted in some panic and even fostered anti-Chinese sentiment in a few countries.
Jan 21, 2020
The most significant achievement of President Xi Jinping’s recent visit to Myanmar was the progress made on the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor project. It will enhance bilateral ties, both economically and socially.