China's "Realpolitik" Engagement with Myanmar

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Show simple item record Lee, PK Chan, G Chan, L 2010-05-28T09:55:36Z 2009-01
dc.identifier.citation China Security, 2009, 1, 5 (1), pp. 105 - 126
dc.identifier.issn 1935-5564
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper asks why China engages with the reclusive military regime of Myanmar and shields it from international opprobrium over its dismal human rights record. Conventional wisdom has it that China wishes to gain a foothold in the untapped energy resources of this Southeast Asian nation when China is increasingly reliant on imported oil and gas and to establish military bases on Myanmar soil. Without completely repudiating the first argument, the paper contends that the scramble for energy is not the principal reason for China to adopt an accommodating approach towards Myanmar. The principle and practice of non-interference espoused by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), with regard to democracy and the human rights situation in Myanmar, also plays a pivotal role in shaping Chinaâs relations with the military junta. The paper sheds light on Chinaâs grand strategy of building up an architecture of global governance on the basis of regional intergovernmental organisations, aimed at reducing the hegemonic influence of the United States in Asia and the world.
dc.publisher World Security Institute
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1080/09512740903127986
dc.title China's "Realpolitik" Engagement with Myanmar
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent China Security
dc.journal.volume 1
dc.journal.volume 5
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation Washington D.C. en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 105 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 126 en_US FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 160606 Government and Politics of Asia and The Pacific
dc.personcode 106157
dc.percentage 100 en_US Government and Politics of Asia and the Pacific en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition 1 en_US
dc.custom en_US en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords China, Myanmar, energy security, the ASEAN way en_US
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)

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