The UP Asian Center will be holding via Zoom a forum, "Engaging with China: Views from Southeast Asia," on 5 June 2021, 1 pm, Philippine Standard Time, GMT + 8. The forum is free and open to the public but sign-in to an authenticated Zoom account is required.
Click on the titles to view the abstracts. A Q&A session will follow after every presentation.
Surveying 'Engagements:' Focus on Early Reports on Some Aspects of Southeast Asian Countries' Relations with China
Professor Rolando Talampas
Officer in Charge, Asian Center,
University of the Philippines Diliman
“Political Connectivity”: A New Dimension of China’s Belt and Road Initiative in the Philippines
Aaron Jed Rabena, PhD
Program Convenor and Research Fellow
Asia Pacific Pathways to Progress, Inc.
Making Sense of Indonesia’s Response to Great Power Politics in Southeast Asia
Rahul Mishra, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer, Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya
Southeast Asia-China Relations: The Lure and Limits of Infrastructure, Institutions, and Interdependence
Kuik Cheng-Chwee, PhD
Head, Centre for Asian Studies, Institute of Malaysian and International Studies
National University of Malaysia
How Can Vietnam Deal With China in the South China Sea?
Pham Quang Minh, PhD
Professor of History and Politics
University of Social Sciences and Humanities
Vietnam National University-Hanoi
Addressing Distrust, Fear, and Fairness in Southeast Asia
Lecturer, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences
Airlangga University, Surabaya, Indonesia
Engaging China Under the Duterte Administration: Achievements and Limitations of The Bilateral Consultative Mechanisms (BCM) in the South China Sea
Rommel C. Banlaoi, PhD
President, Philippine Association for Chinese Studies
Professorial Lecturer, Department of International Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, Miriam College, Philippines
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A Q&A session will follow after every presentation. Questions can be typed in the Q&A window. Please indicate which speaker you are addressing. Audience can post anonymously.
Several questions can be read out and answered live. These questions will then be placed under “answered.”
Sometime during the next presentation, all remaining questions from the previous presentation will be dismissed to give way for the next set of questions.
If they wish, speakers may type their answers and reopen any question and respond via text (in private or in public).
The Q&A will be set up in such a way that all typed answers can be viewed by the public, with an option to respond in private.