More than 76% of respondents are optimistic about China!The “Southeast Asian idea” may fail

2022-04-29 0 By

In a world undergoing profound changes unseen in a century, China’s international influence is on the rise.China’s economic growth is even more impressive amid the COVID-19 pandemic.According to news, The United States Bloomberg news reported that Singapore Yusof Ishak Institute of Southeast Asian Studies polls show that China has now defeated the United States, become the most influential economy in southeast Asia.The survey interviewed 1,677 people in Southeast Asia, the data showed.The results show that more than 76 percent of respondents believe China is the most influential economy in the region, now far ahead of the United States.By contrast, fewer than 10 per cent had a positive view of the US.According to Bloomberg news, the majority of respondents believe that China’s entry into the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) will undoubtedly create opportunities and challenges for Southeast Asia.In the opinion of 31 percent of respondents, China’s accession to the CPTPP will effectively ease economic tensions in Southeast Asia and help resolve the “trade war” between China and the US.By contrast, less than 30 percent disagreed.It is worth noting that when comparing the influence of China and the US in Southeast Asia, the US media also mentioned some political issues, including the situation in the South China Sea.Half said China could be viewed negatively if it continues to expand its influence.What’s more, the US media also hyped Up China’s “coercive tactics” in the South China Sea, which was also a concern of the respondents.Less than 50 per cent said it was very likely to affect their view of China.In recent years, the STRATEGIC focus of the US government has gradually shifted to the Asia-Pacific region. The White House has also realized that Southeast Asia is a “sweet property” and wants to seek benefits from it.Just last year, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi embarked on a tour of Southeast Asia, and US Secretary of State Blinken also made a move.Analysts say the South China Sea issue will be the main litmus test for geopolitical dynamics in Southeast Asia.With both China and the U.S. beginning to step up diplomatic offensives in Southeast Asia, countries in the region are likely to strike a careful balance.For now, southeast Asian countries will not risk antagonizing China.In view of the western countries in the south China sea issue hype, China’s foreign ministry responded that China’s territorial sovereignty and maritime rights and interests in the south China sea is formed in the long historical process, insisted on by successive governments in China, conforms to the international law, including the United Nations convention on the law of the sea, and will not change by groundless accusations of individual countries.Facts have proved that China and ASEAN countries share the same understanding and aspiration on the South China Sea issue, and look forward to properly managing differences and actively promoting cooperation through friendly consultation. Most countries do not welcome foreign intervention with ulterior motives.