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Launch: ‘Under Beijing’s Shadow’ by Murray Hiebert

By Huong Le Thu and Murray Hiebert

ASPI presents the launch of ‘Under Beijing’s Shadow’ by Murray Hiebert. In this webinar, Dr Huong Le Thu is in conversation with Murray Hiebert, Senior Associate of the Southeast Asia Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) to launch his book ‘Under Beijing’s Shadow’.

In the book, Hiebert discusses how China’s rise and stepped-up involvement in Southeast Asia have prompted a blend of anticipation and unease among its smaller neighbours. The stunning growth of China has yanked up the region’s economies, but its militarisation of the South China Sea and dam building on the Mekong River has nations wary about Beijing’s outsized ambitions. This compelling book provides a snapshot of ten countries in Southeast Asia by exploring their diverse experiences with China and how this impacts their perceptions of Beijing’s actions and its long-term political, economic, military, and ‘soft power’ goals in the region.