The Political Economy of a Rising China in Southeast Asia: Malaysia’s Response to the Belt and Road Initiative

@article{Liu2018ThePE,
  title={The Political Economy of a Rising China in Southeast Asia: Malaysia’s Response to the Belt and Road Initiative},
  author={Hong Yu Liu and Guanie Lim},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary China},
  year={2018},
  volume={28},
  pages={216 - 231}
}
  • H. Liu, Guanie Lim
  • Published 27 September 2018
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Contemporary China
ABSTRACT Disputing research that depicts weak states getting overwhelmed by China’s financial might, this article argues that the political elites in a relatively weak and small state such as Malaysia are adept in engaging with a rising China to advance key projects, furthering their own agenda. In the case of Malaysia, the eventual outcome of this interaction is dependent on three key conditions: fulfilment of Malaysia’s longstanding pro-ethnic Malay policy, a mutual vision between the state… 

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