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Title: Balance of Relationship: the essence of Myanmar's China policy
Authors: 黃瓊萩
Huang, Chiung-Chiu
Contributors: 國際事務學院
Keywords: Myanmar;balance of relationship;balance of power;hedging;China
Date: 2015-01
Issue Date: 2015-04-14 16:21:38 (UTC+8)
Abstract: Although many observers in the field of Southeast Asian international relations (IRs) predict that Myanmar's relations with China have faced a grand challenge since the 2010 presidential election, this article provides a different perspective and proposes that Myanmar's China policy remain consistent. In addition, theorists in IRs tend to apply the concepts of balance of power (BoP) and bandwagoning as the analytical base and fail to explain the Southeast Asian states’ responses to the rising China. This article argues that Myanmar's China policy is better understood and depicted by the theory of balance of relationship (BoR). This article further provides an analysis from the angles of historical factor, domestic political tradition, and external environment to investigate Myanmar's manipulation of BoR. The conclusion of this article aims at predicting the future development of the Sino-Burmese relations.
Relation: The Pacific Review, 28(2), 189-210
Data Type: article
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