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Self-dependence vital for Asean states in relations with China

Their policies towards Beijing are neither pure balancing nor pure bandwagoning.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 05:50

Myanmar's military junta had bandwagoned with China for the sake of regime survival through the 1980s, but is now cautious about the Chinese threat.

THE conduct of foreign relations by South-east Asian countries - the so-called "small state diplomacy" - has the potential to develop new assertiveness, as the United States withdraws from global free trade and alliances, leaving the space wide open for domination by China.

Some South-

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