ENSURING INTERESTS : THE DYNAMIC OF CROSS-STRAIT RELATIONS AND SOUTHEAST ASIA
About The Book
Given the proximity of Southeast Asia to the Taiwan Strait and the security arrangements between Thailand, Singapore and the Philippines with the United States, a key player in cross-strait relations, the development of China-Taiwan relations would inevitable have a significant impact on Southeast Asia.
Will cross-strait tensions spill over into conflict? What is the role of the United States? What can ASEAN do to persuade China and Taiwan (and other great powers) to avoid such a conflict? What would be the policy response of ASEAN in the case of a real armed conflict? Will increases in economic interactions between China and Taiwan and the establishment of a China-ASEAN FTA have any impact on the security and stability of the region?
This book, the product of a joint research effort by scholars from China, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia, critically examines the problems and challenges of cross-strait relations from the political and economic perpectives, and their implications for ASEAN.