China and East Asian Cooperation: Fundamental Bottlenecks, Recent Problems, and New Orientations

  • Yinhong Shi
  • Caizhen Han
Part of the Politics and Development of Contemporary China book series (PDCC)


Shi Yinhong and Han Caizhen indicate five obstacles to Asia-Pacific cooperation: (1) the number and diversity of states; (2) weak ASEAN leadership and big power disagreements; (3) China and the USA each regard the other as an “outsider” in the region; (4) parties to conflicts in the Korean peninsula, the Taiwan Strait, or the South China Sea distrust regional multilateral forums; and (5) growing nationalism. Though economic interdependence could produce a regional sense of community, these obstacles block progress. Therefore, China should focus on neighborhood diplomacy such as the One Belt-One Road initiative, while maintaining overall stability and existing levels of cooperation.


East Asian Country Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Multilateral Organization East Asia Summit Multilateral Cooperation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yinhong Shi
    • 1
    • 2
  • Caizhen Han
    • 3
  1. 1.State Council of ChinaBeijingChina
  2. 2.Center for American Studies, Department of International RelationsRenmin UniversityBeijingChina
  3. 3.Department of International RelationsRenmin UniversityBeijingChina

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