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China’s Approach Towards ASEAN

  • Tilman Pradt
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Abstract

China’s international isolation following the suppressed demonstrations on Tian’anmen Square in 1989 urged the country to develop a new approach towards international institutions in the early 1990s. Pradt outlines the change in China’s foreign policy which gained it membership in international regimes and institutions, and highlights the key role of China’s cooperation with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in this regard. China’s participation in ASEAN-led organisations was predecessor, test ballot and precondition for the normalisation of China’s diplomatic relations and eventual acceptance as a member of the relevant institutions of the global economic and political system. The analysis of China’s relationship with ASEAN provides significant insights into China’s approach towards multilateralism and the development of its new foreign policy.

Keywords

European Union World Trade Organization Most Favour Nation Territorial Dispute ASEAN Member 
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  • Tilman Pradt
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  1. 1.Business Network MarketingBerlinGermany

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