Under Beijing’s Shadow: Southeast Asia China Challenge – an ASEAN Committee Discussion
Mar 18, 2021 / 09:00 - 10:30

Dear AmCham Members and Friends,

We invite you to join us in a discussion with Murray Hiebert, a Senior Associate (non-resident) of Southeast Asia Program for Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) and the author of “Under Beijing’s Shadow: Southeast Asia China Challenge”, on Thursday, March 18.

China’s rise and stepped-up involvement in Southeast Asia have prompted a blend of anticipation and unease among its smaller neighbors. The stunning growth of China has yanked up the region’s economies, but its militarization of the South China Sea and dam building on the Mekong River has nations wary about Beijing’s outsized ambitions.

Southeast Asians long felt relatively secure, relying on the United States as a security hedge, but that confidence began to slip after the Trump administration launched a trade war with China and questioned the usefulness of traditional alliances.

We hope you can join us for this interesting virtual discussion.



Murray Hiebert

Senior Associate of the Southeast Asia Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS

Murray Hiebert is a senior associate of the Southeast Asia Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC. Earlier, he was a journalist in the China bureau of The Wall Street Journal and in Washington for the Far Eastern Economic Review. Before that, he was based in Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Singapore for the Far Eastern Economic Review. He is the author of two books on Vietnam, Chasing the Tigers and Vietnam Notebook.

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