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International Relations

Ithaca College

2006

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China's Economic Statecraft Toward Southeast Asia: Free Trade Agreement And "Peaceful Rise", Vincent Wei-Cheng Wang Apr 2006

China's Economic Statecraft Toward Southeast Asia: Free Trade Agreement And "Peaceful Rise", Vincent Wei-Cheng Wang

Politics Faculty Publications and Presentations

This article examines the China-ASEAN free trade agreement (ACFTA) in light of regionalism in East Asia and China's new diplomacy. Dubbed "peaceful rise," China's new diplomatic strategy seeks to capitalize on globalization to accelerate China's economic development and elevate China's power. In Southeast Asia, "peaceful rise" is promoted through a FTA agenda reflecting geopolitical and geoeconomic objectives - cultivating goodwill among neighbors, maintaining regional stability, and securing key markets and raw materials needed for China's economic growth. China sees ACFTA as a tool to respond to challenges posed by competitive regionalisms in the world economy, cement ...