Dear AmCham Members and Friends,
We invite you to join us to a discussion with Murray Hiebert, a Senior Associate (non-resident) of Southeast Asia Program for Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) and the author of “Under Beijing’s Shadow: Southeast Asia China Challenge”, on Thursday, March 18.
China’s rise and stepped-up involvement in Southeast Asia have prompted a blend of anticipation and unease among its smaller neighbors. The stunning growth of China has yanked up the region’s economies, but its militarization of the South China Sea and dam building on the Mekong River has nations wary about Beijing’s outsized ambitions.
Southeast Asians long felt relatively secure, relying on the United States as a security hedge, but that confidence began to slip after the Trump administration launched a trade war with China and questioned the usefulness of traditional alliances.
We hope you can join us for this interesting virtual discussion.