Chinese Premier Seeks to Calm South China Sea Concerns
By Sebastian Strangio
During a meeting with ASEAN counterparts, Li Qiang implied that China and rival claimants could address outstanding disputes without the involvement of outside powers.
China Makes One Final Diplomatic Push Ahead of ASEAN Leaders’ Summit
By Luke Hunt
China’s regional diplomacy has struggled this year. Beijing can only hope for a better 2024, when Laos takes the helm.
China Says Its Foreign Minister Is Ill. A Senior Diplomat Will Take His Place at ASEAN Summit
By Associated Press
It’s unclear what exactly is wrong with Qin Gang, who has missed several crucial diplomatic events in the past month.
Will China’s Global Security Initiative Impact ASEAN?
By Alvin Camba
The GSI seems to be China’s new blueprint for security cooperation, but its impact in Southeast Asia will be marginal at best.
Will China-ASEAN Relations Take a Turn for the Better Post-Pandemic?
By Nian Peng
As China reopens its borders, it can finally resume normal exchanges with Southeast Asian countries. But there are several potential pitfalls to watch out for.
Southeast Asia and China’s Global Security Initiative: Between Rhetoric and Reality
By Prashanth Parameswaran
While China has begun integrating the GSI into its approach to Southeast Asia, it remains unclear how Beijing’s promises will translate into actions.
China Stresses Ties With Southeast Asia in Cambodia Meeting
By David Rising
Foreign Minister Wang Yi's comments came against a backdrop of high regional tensions, following U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan.
What China Gets Wrong About Southeast Asia
By Arrizal Jaknanihan
Despite its economic centrality to the region, Beijing continues to elicit significant levels of mistrust.
What Does ASEAN Centrality Mean to China?
By Zhuoran Li
Beijing pays frequent lip service to the idea, but it also poses significant challenges to China’s Southeast Asian ambitions.
ASEAN Must Make the Best of Its New Centrality in China’s Diplomacy
By Marina Kaneti
The countries of Southeast Asia have the rare chance to leverage Beijing’s language of interdependence in addressing pressing issues, such as the Belt and Road and South China Sea.
China’s Chance to Demonstrate Leadership in the South China Sea
By Harrison Prétat
It’s not too late for Beijing to flip the script in the South China Sea—should it choose to.
China, ASEAN Band Together in the Fight Against Coronavirus
By Lucio Blanco Pitlo
The ASEAN-China special session on COVID-19 may mark the start of China offering assistance and expertise to other countries battling the outbreak.