RSIS Monograph No. 2
This is an exploratory study of China’s evolving strategic engagement with its south-western neighbours: Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. The significance of these neighbours to China has been enhanced since the mid 1990s when these countries became members of ASEAN and China started paying greater attention to its hithero neglected western provinces. Nuances of China’s approach in wooing these neighbours through careful moves to build economic and military co-operation and cultivate political constituencies have been critically examined. Wider implications of China’s growing space within these countries for the ASEAN region are also discussed. The study has been supported by maps, useful tables and personal interviews.
Central Asia / Country and Region Studies / International Politics and Security / Monographs / Regionalism and Multilateralism / Southeast Asia and ASEAN
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