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Dividing ASEAN and Conquering the South China Sea: China's Financial Power Projection

Daniel C. O'Neill

Abstract

The “ASEAN Way” is based on the principle of consensus; any individual member state effectively has a veto over any proposal it does not support. This book analyzes how China uses its financial power and influence to divide the member countries of ASEAN in order to prevent them from acting collectively to resolve their territorial disputes with China in the South China Sea. Comparative case studies of China’s relations with Cambodia, the Philippines, and Myanmar illustrate that the regime type in the country with which China is interacting plays an important role in enhancing or constraining C ... More

Keywords: ASEAN, Cambodia, China, Comparative Politics, foreign aid, foreign direct investment (FDI), International Political Economy (IPE), Myanmar, Philippines, South China Sea

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9789888455966
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888455966.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel C. O'Neill, author
The University of the Pacific