Sebastian Strangio Explains the Relationship Between China and Southeast Asia
The experience of Western colonization has imprinted all of these nations in profound ways and it's tended to inculcate a sort of skepticism about Western invocations of democracy and the rule of law. China, of course, shares a similar skepticism. China was also not formerly colonized, or not fully colonized by Western powers, but it experienced what the Chinese communist party likes to term a century of humiliation. And so, both regions share an abiding ambivalence about the current international order.
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Sebastian Strangio is the Southeast Asia Editor at The Diplomat and the author of In the Dragon's Shadow: Southeast Asia in the Chinese Century.
Key Highlights Include
- Sebastian explains the economic, political, and cultural ties between China and Southeast Asia
- An overview of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
- An explanation of the South China Sea dispute
- Distinguishes between maritime and mainland nations in Southeast Asia
- China's approach to Southeast Asia under Xi Jinping
In the Dragon's Shadow: Southeast Asia in the Chinese Century by Sebastian Strangio
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