By Sheldon W. Simon, Evelyn Goh
Advent / Evelyn Goh and Sheldon W. Simon -- pt. I. Economics. From "threat" to "opportunity"? : ASEAN, China, and triangulation / Etel Solingen -- China's upward thrust and its impression on ASEAN-China exchange kinfolk / Suthiphand Chirathivat -- ASEAN and China : competitiveness, investment-trade styles, and fiscal and monetary integration / Tan Khee Giap -- China's look for strength safety : the results for Southeast Asia / Mikkal Herberg -- pt. II. Politics. China's upward push, Southeast Asia, and the USA : is a China-centered order marginalizing the us? / Robert Sutter -- among China and the USA : ASEAN's nice energy dilemmas / Alice Ba -- Indonesia in triangular family members with China and the USA / Irman Lanti -- pt. III. army. China as a big Asian strength : the consequences of its army modernization (a view from the U.S.) / Paul H.B. Godwin -- China's army upward push to nice strength prestige : its implications for the USA in Southeast Asia / Michael Chambers -- army modernization, energy projection, and the increase of the PLA : strategic implications for Southeast Asia / Bernard bathroom lavatory
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FDI and loans to ASEAN after the 1985 Plaza Accord and currency realignments fueled Southeast Asia’s economic development. Levels of total trade between Japan and ASEAN grew from about $36 billion in the early 1980s to an average of $78 billion in the early 1990s, rising above $120 billion during the mid-1990s but declining somewhat afterward. Japan’s “lost decade” seriously undermined its presence in Southeast Asia. Japan accounted for about 28 percent of ASEAN’s total trade in 1980, declining steadily to about 15 percent after 1998.
Another area of concern involves the fact that both ASEAN states and China rely progressively more on oil imports, mainly from the Middle East. ASEAN has historically been a major oil-producing bloc and can satisfy about 60 percent of its own demand. 41 There is apprehension about a possible race for natural resource exploitation and its attending social and environmental consequences. g. the Middle East) has, arguably, harmed the potential for democracy itself as well as longer-term developmental prospects.
5 China’s and Japan’s investment in ASEAN Some regard competition between China and Japan as positive for ASEAN, enabling it to enhance its own position in East Asian regional politics and play the role of triangulator. Greater cooperation between Japan and China presumably narrows ASEAN’s flexibility. This view sometimes overplays the Japan–China “rivalry,” overlooking the fact that internationalizing coalitions from China and Japan to ASEAN all share fundamental objectives of preserving regional stability and a hospitable environment for growth and foreign investment.
China, the United States, and Southeast Asia : contending perspectives on politics, security, and economics by Sheldon W. Simon, Evelyn Goh
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