Belt and Road Initiatives (BRI) in ASEAN within the Context of The American Indo-Pacific Strategy

Authors

อ.ดร.พัชรินรุจา จันทโรนานนท์, ศ. ดร.Baoyun Yang

Published

Proceeding of International Seminar on China’s Rising Influence and Belt and Road Initiative: Its Significance, Progress and Challenges for ASEAN

Abstract

As economic interdependence in the Asia-Pacific region and the United States deepens, China and ASEAN have been continuously pursuing maximization of their power and influence by competing in multilateral mechanisms. The Indo-Pacific strategy proposed by the United States’ Trump administration is an exclusive system to balance and limit China’s rise by strengthening the cooperation among the regional countries in the economic and security fields, under the Indo-Pacific mechanism to reduce and limit China’s influence in regional affairs. Long before the Obama administration opened its “Asia-Pacific Rebalancing” strategy, American academics and think tanks began to introduce the concept of “Indo-Pacific.” US officials have also shown a strong interest in the concept of “Indo-Pacific,” consciously seeing the Asia-Pacific and Indian Oceans as a geographical whole, but this has not been elevated to the policy level.

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