Launching of ASEAN-China Survey 2020

The launching will be held in an open forum inviting all public spheres to join. This program will be broadcasted live on FPCI YouTube Channel and be available to the public to watch. There will be no presentations, discussion will be moderated in a panel question and answer style.

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Why Trump’s Anti-China Policy Falls on Deaf Ears in Southeast Asia – Opinion by Dr. Dino Patti Djalal

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has given a series of speeches attacking China. His speeches present some new themes: they aim specifically at the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), they frame China as an ideological threat (constantly referring to “Communist China,” not just China) and they adopt a blanket (rather than a la carte) attack against China: on the coronavirus, trade, investment, technology, TikTok, the World Health Organization, the South China Sea, Chinese companies and students, democracy, human rights, climate change – the list goes on. It seems that for the Trump administration, it has become a taboo to say anything remotely positive about China. Indeed, as Pompeo stated, “securing our freedom from the CCP is the mission of our time and America is in a perfect position to lead.”

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