China’s growing development assistance has become commonly perceived as a threat to the autonomy and development of Southeast Asian countries that had promoted by Japan in the past. This paper challenges that understanding by comparing China’s development assistance with Japan’s engagement in the region. The comparison supports an alternative perspective, which sees Chinese development assistance as favorable for Japan’s interests.
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Research Article| April 07 2020
China’s Development Assistance in Southeast Asia: A Threat to Japanese Interests?
Raymond Yamamoto is Assistant Professor at Aarhus University, Denmark, and Adjunct Fellow at the Pacific Forum, Honolulu, USA. The author would like to express special thanks to Yang Jiang, Stephen Nagy, Hironori Sasada, numerous colleagues from his department, the Pacific Forum, and the East-West Center, as well as the anonymous reviewers for their insightful and constructive comments on earlier drafts of this paper. Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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Asian Survey (2020) 60 (2): 323–346.
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Raymond Yamamoto; China’s Development Assistance in Southeast Asia: A Threat to Japanese Interests?. Asian Survey 7 April 2020; 60 (2): 323–346. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2020.60.2.323
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