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Title: China-ASEAN nontraditional maritime security cooperation
Authors: Lee, YingHui
Chan, Jane
Keywords: Social sciences::Political science
Issue Date: 2021
Source: Lee, Y. & Chan, J. (2021). China-ASEAN nontraditional maritime security cooperation. The China Review, 21(4), 11-37.
Journal: The China Review 
Abstract: This article explores the link between so power and nontraditional security (NTS) within the context of China-ASEAN maritime security cooperation, arguing that one should be neither overly optimistic nor dismissive with regard to the ability of NTS cooperation in the maritime domain to improve Chinese so power capital within Southeast Asia. NTS cooperation helps advance Chinese so power primarily through enhancing Chinese image as a positive contributor to regional maritime commons. In addition, willingness of China to cooperate with ASEAN on maritime NTS issues through structured framework of ASEAN-led institutions and forums helps demonstrate China’s acceptance and willingness to act in accordance with diplomatic norms and principles. To a limited extent, the Chinese focus on NTS maritime security cooperation with ASEAN has also allowed China to gain a foothold regarding regional agenda setting—especially in terms of entrenching the “dual-track” approach to undertake practical cooperation on NTS issues pending a comprehensive settlement of disputes in the South China Sea. However, Beijing’s parallel development of hard power resources and the complex interactions between NTS and traditional maritime security issues continue to fuel distrust and suspicion of ASEAN member states toward China.
ISSN: 1680-2012
Schools: S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies 
Rights: © 2021 The Chinese University of Hong Kong Press. All rights reserved. This paper was published in The China Review and is made available with permission of The Chinese University of Hong Kong Press.
Fulltext Permission: open
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