In The News: “State of Southeast Asia: 2019” Survey

The “State of Southeast Asia: 2019” survey was conducted by the ASEAN Studies Centre at ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute between 18 November and 5 December 2018.  The survey assessed the views of over 1,000 Southeast Asians on the region’s strategic and economic situation in 2019, as well as views on major power engagement in the region

A summary of the survey findings was published in ASEANFocus Issue 1/2019 and the full report is available for download here.

Media Coverage:

    1. ASEAN Post, 15 August 2020 – Digitalising Japan & ASEAN Trade With Blockchain
    2. South China Morning Post, 24 June 2020 – Chinese, US officials cross swords over activities in Southeast Asia
    3. Business Times, 22 January 2020 – Growing China’s soft power: Free debate and creative thinking are key
    4. Council on Foreign Relations, 22 November 2019 – Everyone’s Getting Mad at China—A Shift, or Nothing New?
    5. The Strategist, 18 November 2019 – Southeast Asian narratives about US–China competition (part 2): You’ve got to be in it to win it
    6. The Strategist, 13 November 2019 – Southeast Asian narratives about US–China competition (part 1): choice and necessity
    7. TODAY, 2 November 2019 – How a new generation of online storytellers is helping to spread the word about Chinese culture
    8. Asia Times, 1 November 2019 – Why China gets it wrong in SE Asia
    9. Japan Times, 29 October 2019 – Trump’s Indo-Pacific strategy at year two
    10. South China Morning Post, 29 October 2019 – How a new generation of online storytellers is helping to spread the word about Chinese culture
    11. The Diplomat, 25 October 2019 – Tokyo 2020: Asian Democracy in the Spotlight
    12. The ASEAN Post, 21 September 2019 – Global strike for climate change
    13. Global Times, 17 September 2019 – China, ASEAN should enhance mutual understanding
    14. Foreignpolicy.com, 6 September 2019 – The U.S.-China Cold War Is a Myth
    15. South China Morning Post, 6 September 2019 – Amid US-China trade war gloom, South Korean cash shines bright for Asean
    16. The Strategist, 19 August 2019 – Forging a national consensus on Australia’s external security
    17. The Straits Times, 23 July 2019 – Singapore must remain steadfast to multicultural heritage
    18. East Asia Forum, 3 July 2019 – Washington’s fragile economic plans for the Indo-Pacific
    19. AsiaSentinel, 4 June 2019 – Asia Loses Confidence in US Leadership
    20. The Japan Times, 21 May 2019 – Managing Japan-U.S. ties in the Trump era
    21. Philstar, 19 May 2019 – Japan: A trusted partner
    22. The Atlantic, 9 May 2019 – A U.S. Ally Is Turning to China to ‘Build, Build, Build’
    23. Business Insider India, 25 April 2019 – Here’s why India hasn’t joined the multi-billion dollar ‘21st century Silk Road’ regional connectivity project
    24. ASEAN Today, 17 April 2019 – Where does Malaysia’s renegotiated ECRL deal leave China and its Belt and Road Initiative?
    25. The Straits Times, 10 April 2019 – S’pore’s role as launch pad into region ‘not automatic’: Chee
    26. The Trumpet, 8 April 2019 – Poll: Southeast Asians See America’s Decline and China’s Rise
    27. Eleven Myanmar, 7 April 2019 – Belt and Road advances despite setbacks
    28. ASEAN TODAY, 2 April 2019 – Courting ASEAN: US influence in the region has diminished but what comes next for ASEAN?
    29. Mothership, 30 March 2019 – ‘Promiscuous’ S’pore wants to be linked to all major economies of the world: Tommy Koh
    30. The Business Times, 27 March 2019 – Economic and political reasons for Japan’s pivot back to Asean
    31. South China Morning Post, 21 March 2019 – China’s US$7 billion railway link to Laos is almost half done, on schedule to begin service in 2021
    32. Lexology, 13 March 2019 – Myanmar Postcard
    33. South China Morning Post, 5 March 2019 – Why US Navy’s South China Sea operations tighten squeeze on Southeast Asian nations caught between Washington and Beijing
    34. Bangkok Post, 28 February 2019 – Focus needed as Rakhine crisis widens 
    35. Nikkei Asian Review, 26 February 2019 – Japan can help fill a security gap in Southeast Asia
    36. Rappler, 23 February 2019 – Thailand puts its spice in ASEAN 2019
    37. Philippine Star, 22 February 2019 – ASEAN survey: Philippines’ experts distrust China but recognize its influence
    38. The ASEAN Post, 21 February 2019 – Investors upbeat but scepticism over BRI growing
    39. Vera Files, 21 February 2019 – ASEAN survey: PH experts distrust China but recognize its influence
    40. Khmer Times, 20 February 2019 – Indo-Pacific: One region, many visions?
    41. Rappler, 19 February 2019 – China: Dominant, distrusted in ASEAN
    42. CSIS, 14 February 2019 – Southeast Asia—It’s All in the Numbers
    43. RSIS Commentary, 14 February 2019 – Indo-Pacific: One Region, Many Visions?
    44. Japan Forward, 5 February 2019 – Japan Should Tap Into Southeast Asia’s Trust and Rising Expectations
    45. Vietnam Net, 5 February 2019 – ASEAN needs to step up reform to improve openness: HSBC CEO
    46. Radio Free Asia, 29 January 2019 – Southeast Asians See China Replacing US as Regional Power, Survey Finds
    47. Borneo Bulletin, 28 January 2019 – ‘Economic downturn’ Bruneians’ top concern
    48. South China Morning Post, 27 January 2019 – As questions are raised about ‘belt and road’, projects slow in Southeast Asia
    49. Channel NewsAsia, 23 January 2019 – Commentary: Two decades post Asian financial crisis, how Southeast Asia can keep up stunning growth
    50. Thai Rath, 22 January 2019 – ไทยกำลังจะก้าวสู่กับดักหนี้จีน (Thailand is entering China’s debt trap)
    51. Việt Báo Daily Online, 19 January 2019 – 70% Định Chế, Doanh Nghiệp ĐNÁ: Lo Ngại Về ‘Một Đai, Một Đường’ Của TC
    52. Bisnis.com, 15 January 2019 – Adu Pengaruh AS dan China, Bagaimana Sikap Indonesia?
    53. The Jakarta Post, 18 January 2019 – Dealing with China’s deficit of trust with neighbors
    54. Business Standard, 17 January 2019 – 70 per cent of organisations in Southeast Asia worries about Belt and Road Initiative
    55. Radio Free Asia, 15 January 2019 – China’s Belt And Road Initiative Faces Obstacles in 2019
    56. Radio France Internationale, 15 January 2019 – Chiến hạm Mỹ qua Hoàng Sa : Hà Nội tranh thủ nhưng vẫn ngại Bắc Kinh (US vessel’s passage through Hoang Sa (Paracel) waters: Hanoi taking advantage of the incident but still afraid of Beijing)
    57. The Voice Weekly Journal, 14 January 2019 – ရခိုင္ျပည္နယ္ရိွ ဘဂၤါလီအက်ပ္အတည္းႏွင့္ ပတ္သက္၍ အာဆီယံ၏ ဝင္ေရာက္မစြက္ဖက္ေရးမူကို ေဝဖန္ (ASEAN’s non-interference policy regarding the Bengali issue in Rakhine State criticised)
    58. Voice of America, 14 January 2019 – VN chọc giận Bắc Kinh bằng ‘tự do hàng hải’ của Mỹ trên Biển Đông (Vietnam angers Beijing with the US “freedom of navigation exercise” in South China Sea)
    59. Breitbart, 14 January 2019 – Navy: Top U.S. Admiral Travels to China for ‘Risk Reduction’ Talks
    60. South China Morning Post, 14 January 2019 – Vietnam risks Beijing’s ire as it uses US freedom of navigation exercise to stake its claim in South China Sea
    61. Ejinsight, 14 January 2019 – China’s Sisyphean efforts to win trust
    62. Nation TV, 12 January 2019 (in Thai) – บทวิเคราะห์ – อาเซียนไว้ใจ “ญี่ปุ่น” มากกว่า สหรัฐฯ-จีน
    63. Borneo Bulletin, 12 January 2019 – Bruneians bullish on economic outlook: Survey
    64. The Manila Times, 10 January 2019 – China’s charm offensive falling flat in SE Asia
    65. China Digital Times, 10 January 2019 – China’s 1MDB Bailout Offer Raises BRI Concerns
    66. Epoch Times, 10 January 2019 – “逢九必乱”?中共开年不利 危机重重
    67. ID, 10 January 2019 – Saat Cina dan Amerika Berebut Pengaruh di Asia Tenggara
    68. Voice of America, 9 January 2019 – 美中爭雄東南亞國家擔心成為角鬥場 (US-China tensions concern Southeast Asian countries over the region becoming an arena of major power competition)
    69. Newskills, 9 January 2019 – Efforts Made by Trump Administration to Win Asian Countries Goes in Vain 
    70. Khmer Times, 9 January 2019 – Cambodian view of the region
    71. South China Morning Post, 9 January 2019 – US-China Trade War Divides Southeast Asia, Belt And Road Fears Unite It: Survey
    72. CNBC, 9 January 2019 – The US is trying to woo back Asian countries, but those efforts aren’t yet paying off
    73. The Online Citizen, 9 January 2019 – Are ‘authoritarian’ governments ‘backing’ each other up?
    74. The Straits Times, 8 January 2019 – S-E Asia views China’s rise with caution: Survey
    75. The Business Times, 8 January 2019 – Most South-east Asians wary of China’s regional rise: Survey
    76. Lianhe Zaobao, 8 January 2019 – 调查:近七成亚细安政商学界 认为中美在本区“势必冲突”
    77. The Bangkok Post, 8 January 2019 – Waiting for a more proactive Asean 
    78. VN, 8 January 2019 – Đông Nam Á nghi ngại Trung Quốc, e dè Mỹ (Southeast Asia cautious of China, shying away from America)
    79. TODAY, 7 January 2019 – China is most influential in Southeast Asia, but has little trust: Iseas survey
    80. TODAY, 7 January 2019 – Southeast Asia wary of China’s Belt and Road project, skeptical of U.S.: survey
    81. Lianhe Zaobao, 7 January 2019 – 近七成东南亚企业与机构专家担忧中美在区域“势必发生冲突”
    82. Lianhe Zaobao, 7 January 2019 – 七成东南亚国家企业与机构担忧参与“一带一路” 怕承担巨债
    83. Reuters, 7 January 2019 – Southeast Asia wary of China’s Belt and Road project, skeptical of U.S.: survey
    84. Nikkei Asian Review, 7 January 2019 – Southeast Asians feel caught in US-China fight for hegemony
    85. Asian Correspondent, 7 January 2019 – Belt and Nope: Southeast Asia doesn’t trust China
    86. The Jakarta Post, 7 January 2019 – China’s rise met with distrust, survey says
    87. The Jakarta Post, 7 January 2019 – ASEAN more positive about economic outlook: Survey
    88. South China Morning Post, 7 January 2019 – Southeast Asia has major doubts about US reliability in the region, but still wary of China: survey
    89. Taiwan News, 7 January 2019 – 70 percent of Southeast Asian citizens sceptical of China’s Belt and Road Initiative
    90. Yahoo News, 7 January 2019 – Southeast Asia wary of China’s Belt and Road project, skeptical of U.S.: survey
    91. Asia Times, 7 January 2019 – SEAsia wary of China’s BRI, skeptical of US, survey shows
    92. ASEAN Post, 7 January 2019 – ASEAN: Outlook for 2019 Part 2
    93. Al Jazeera, 7 January 2019 – Southeast Asia wary on China, Belt and Road initiative: Survey
    94. Malaysian Insight, 7 January 2019 – Southeast Asia grows increasingly wary of China’s Belt and Road plan
    95. Zing.VN, 7 January 2019 – Người Đông Nam Á tin Nhật Bản hơn Mỹ và Trung Quốc (Southeast Asians trust Japan more than the US and China)
    96. Soha.VN, 7 January 2019 – Đông Nam Á được khuyên thận trọng khi đàm phán “Vành đai và Con đường” (Southeast Asians cautious in negotiating the Belt and Road Initiative)
    97. Sankei Shimbun, 7 January 2019 – 東南アジア諸国が最も信頼するのは「日本」 識者意識調査
    98. BBC News Tiếng Việt, 7 January 2019 – Đông Nam Á ‘mất niềm tin vào Mỹ và cảnh giác với TQ’ (Southeast Asia loses faith in the US but vigilant of China)
    99. Seithi, 7 January 2019 – தென்கிழக்காசியாவின் ஆகச் செல்வாக்குமிக்க நாடு சீனா : ISEAS ஆய்வு (China is most influential in Southeast Asia: ISEAS survey)
    100. Dat Viet, 6 January 2019 – Người Đông Nam Á lo ngại sáng kiến của ông Tập Cận Bình (Southeast Asians concerned about Xi’s initiative)
    101. Newpaper 24, 6 January 2019 – Southeast Asia has main doubts about US reliability within the area, however nonetheless cautious of China: survey