Please Update your browser

Your browser is out of date, and may not be compatible with our website. A list of the most popular web browsers can be found below.
Just click on the icons to get to the download page.

Jakarta Post

China-ASEAN: From ‘blue economy’ to stable Indo-Pacific

  • Angel Damayanti


Jakarta   /   Wed, November 20, 2019   /  04:26 pm
China-ASEAN: From ‘blue economy’ to stable Indo-Pacific Flags of many colors: A security officer stands guard during the preparations for the 34th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok. (Reuters/Soe Zeya Tun)

Building stronger ASEAN-China relations in a new era, as stated by former Chinese ambassador to ASEAN Huang Xilian (The Jakarta Post, Nov. 2), is very timely. Economic cooperation between the two parties is significantly increasing and China is becoming a very strategic partner for ASEAN’s economic growth in the last two decades. The commitment of China’s government to create a peaceful and stable region as shown in the 1992 Declaration on the South China Sea, the 2002 Declaration on the Conduct of Parties on the South China Sea, the 2017 framework of the Code of Conduct (COC) and the 2018 Single Draft South China Sea COC Negotiating Text is also praiseworthy. However, it is undeniable that the overlapping claims on the South China Sea between China and ASEAN member states Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam justifies their common yet conflicting in...

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not reflect the official stance of The Jakarta Post.