Why US views on resilience and not engaging China may not help South-east Asia: Asian Insider

Published Date: 23-09-2022

Synopsis: Every fourth Friday of the month, The Straits Times' US bureau chief Nirmal Ghosh presents Asian views of the United States. The United States' Indo Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) has been welcomed in much of the region - though with some wariness over the geopolitical agenda given that China is by far, every South-east Asian country's largest trading partner. In this episode, Nirmal Ghosh hosts Dr. Pavida Pananond, Professor of International Business at Thammasat Business School, Thammasat University, in Bangkok, alongside Tan Dawn Wei, The Straits Times' Beijing-based China bureau chief. Highlights (click/tap above): 3:30 South-east Asian concerns over trade and supply chain pillars; how countries view resilience  5:54 Not all countries look at “friend shoring” the same way the US does  6:49 China firmly entrenched in region but taking anything for granted and why it's not too concerned the US' IPEF will dislodge that  9:42 Chinese concern about US "friend shoring", decoupling and accelerating self-sufficiency 13:47 Why South-east Asia still depends on external markets; IPEF is a late entrant in the theatre  Produced by: Nirmal Ghosh (nirmal@sph.com.sg), Ernest Luis & Teo Tong Kai Edited by: Eden Soh Follow our Asian Insider Podcast channel: Channel: https://str.sg/JWa7 Apple Podcasts: https://str.sg/JWa8 Spotify: https://str.sg/JWaX Google Podcasts: https://str.sg/wQsB SPH Awedio app: https://www.awedio.sg/ Website: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg Follow Nirmal Ghosh on Twitter: https://str.sg/JD7r Read Nirmal Ghosh's stories: https://str.sg/JbxG Register for Asian Insider newsletter: https://str.sg/stnewsletters Asian Insider videos: https://str.sg/wdcC --- Discover ST's special edition podcasts: Singapore's War On Covid: https://str.sg/wuJa The Unsolved Mysteries of South-east Asia: https://str.sg/wuZ2 Stop Scams: https://str.sg/wuZB Invisible Asia: https://str.sg/wuZn --- Discover more ST podcast series: Asian Insider: https://str.sg/JWa7 Green Pulse: https://str.sg/JWaf Health Check: https://str.sg/JWaN In Your Opinion: https://str.sg/w7Qt Your Money & Career: https://str.sg/wB2m SG Extra: https://str.sg/wukR #PopVultures: https://str.sg/JWad ST Sports Talk: https://str.sg/JWRE Bookmark This!: https://str.sg/JWas Lunch With Sumiko: https://str.sg/J6hQ Discover ST Podcasts: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Discover BT Podcasts: https://bt.sg/pcPL Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! #STAsianInsider

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