ISEAS in the News: “State of Southeast Asia: 2020 Survey Report”

The State of Southeast Asia: 2020 Survey Report was officially launched on 16 January 2020.

The survey presents findings of a region-wide online survey conducted among the policy, research, business, civil society, and media communities. A total of 1,308 respondents from the ten ASEAN member states participated in the 2020 edition of the survey, which seeks to understand the perceptions of Southeast Asians on regional affairs and ASEAN’s engagements with its Dialogue Partners, especially the major powers.

The full survey report is available for download here.

Media Coverage:

    1. Foreign Policy, 23 October 2020 – Trump, Not Biden, Wrecked American Power in the Pacific
    2. Pursuit, 20 October 2020 – Will the next president restore American leadership in Asia?
    3. Benar News, 13 October 2020 – Japan Trains with U.S. Navy after Port Call in Vietnam
    4. Global Times, 11 October 2020 – US whines as China charts new SE Asia course
    5. DW, 10 October 2020 – 德国欲强化与东南亚国家的关系
    6. Lianhe Zaobao, 9 October 2020 – 中国外交挑战加剧
    7. The Strategist, 8 October 2020 – The Quad was made for 2020
    8. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 30 September 2020 – Rough Waters Ahead for Vietnam-China Relations
    9. Asia Times, 30 September 2020 – Vietnam throws UK a post-Brexit lifeline
    10. Yahoo News Taiwan, 29 September 2020 – 你好大我好怕!民調顯示中國對東南亞有最大影響力 但7成對此表擔憂
    11. Nikkei Asian Review, 25 September 2020 – Vietnam’s EU trade deal fails to inspire COVID-hit neighbors
    12. Manila Standard, 24 September 2020 – They’re undermining the Code of Conduct
    13. Observer Research Foundation, 23 September 2020 – The Trump administration’s record on Southeast Asia
    14. South China Morning Post, 21 September 2020 – Donald Trump or Joe Biden? What will change for Asean after the US election?
    15. ASEAN Today, 18 September 2020 – Has the United States lost Southeast Asia to China?
    16. Aliran, 8 September 2020 – US-China rivalry and South East Asia amid Covid-19: Will human rights suffer?
    17. South China Morning Post, 5 September 2020 – New Rising Sun: can post-Abe Japan leave China’s shadow to lead Asia?
    18. Japan Times, 27 August 2020 – Abe’s milestone marks mixed and incremental record
    19. Asia Times, 11 August 2020 – Japan Inc seeks to rekindle ASEAN love affair
    20. Econo Times, 9 August 2020 – US-China tensions give Southeast Asian nations reason to find other partners elsewhere
    21. Bloomberg, 7 August 2020 – Japan Push to Cut China Reliance May Be Boost for Southeast Asia
    22. The Diplomat, 5 August 2020 – Donald Emmerson on Southeast Asia’s Approach to China
    23. Lianhe Zaobao, 21 July 2020 – 巡回大使陈庆珠:行动党政府未来的经济发展模式
    24. The Citizen, 17 July 2020 – EU Shows Scant Regard For Quad’s ‘Contain China’ Propaganda
    25. The Strategist, 10 July 2020 – Deficit blows out in China’s trust account with the world
    26. Financial Review, 8 July 2020 – Why Japan’s balancing act on China is more sure-footed
    27. The Diplomat, 16 June 2020 – China Gaining Influence Over US in Southeast Asia, With Likely Long-term Consequences
    28. The Diplomat, 15 June 2020 – Blunting China’s South China Sea ‘New Normal’ Quest Starts With the Southeast Asian Claimants
    29. Eurasia Review, 12 June 2020 – China And America: The Power Of Historical Memory
    30. CNBC, 12 June 2020 – China’s influence in Southeast Asia is growing — and the U.S. has some catching up to do
    31. TODAY, 12 June 2020 – US risks underestimating the power of historical memory in its tussle with China
    32. Voice of America, 24 May 2020 – Singapore a Bright Spot for China Relations in ASEAN  
    33. Nikkei Asian Review, 2 April 2020 – China faces Belt and Road course correction after coronavirus
    34. The Straits Times, 18 March 2020 – Opportunity for the US to show global leadership
    35. The Malaysian Insight, 6 March 2020 – Whether back door or front, what matters is govt that delivers
    36. Council on Foreign Relations, 2 March 2020 – U.S.-ASEAN Relations—No Summit, But What’s the Status
    37. The Diplomat, 29 February 2020 – Making the Most of US-ASEAN Ties, Even Without the Vegas Summit
    38. The Diplomat, 26 February 2020 – How Does Asia Think About Taiwan and Its New Southbound Policy?
    39. World Politics Review, 21 February 2020 – Is Duterte Trying to End the U.S.-Philippines Alliance?
    40. Malaysiakini, 16 February 2020 – Coming of age in exile
    41. The Diplomat, 14 February 2020 – US Must Recapture Lost Ground in Southeast Asia or Risk Being Shut Out
    42. The Straits Times, 12 February 2020 – Forum: Asean should explore broader engagement
    43. The Strategist, 10 February 2020 – Australia and Indonesia need to trust each other if they want to get closer
    44. 經濟日報社論, 8 February 2020 – 留意美中大博弈的西瓜效應
    45. The Straits Times, 8 February 2020 – China and the US in South-east Asian eyes
    46. The Interpreter, 5 February 2020 – ASEAN: Perceptions of power and security
    47. Inkstone, 27 January 2020 – Has China outsmarted the US in the South China Sea?
    48. Express, 23 January 2020 – South China Sea panic: Philippines fears erupt amid Beijing’s dominance and conflict worry
    49. The Diplomat, 23 January 2020 – How Asians See the World in 2020: Insights From Public Opinion
    50. The Diplomat, 22 January 2020 – Southeast Asia and the Major Powers: How Does Public Opinion Matter?
    51. The Japan Times, 22 January 2020 – In the competition for Southeast Asia influence, Japan is the sleeper
    52. Eleven, 22 January 2020 – Filipinos ‘most worried’ of China’s power in SEA
    53. Think China – ASEAN’s future: China or the US?
    54. Malay Mail, 22 January 2020 – In Malaysia, are China’s citizens becoming the new bogeyman?
    55. Borneo Bulletin, 22 January 2020 – Economic downturn, biggest concern among Bruneians: Report
    56. Inquirer, 22 January 2020 – Filipinos ‘most worried’ of China’s power in SEA
    57. The Manila Times, 21 January 2020 – The Asean wind
    58. The Daily Star, 20 January 2020 – Asean divided on Rohingya crisis: Poll
    59. Lianhe Zaobao, 19 January 2020 – 亚细安心中那把尺
    60. Lianhe Zaobao, 18 January 2020 – 亚细安须加强韧性与团结 采取主动平衡中美势力
    61. Sin Chew Daily, 18 January 2020 – 林瑞源.希盟政府遭受内外夹击
    62. South China Morning Post, 18 January 2020 – Has the US already lost the battle for the South China Sea?
    63. Business Times, 17 January 2020 – Gap in US-Sino influence in S-E Asia widening in China’s favour
    64. Malaysia Chronicles, 17 January 2020 – The State Of South-East Asia – Dogged By Domestic Political Turmoil & Economic Downturn: Where Does Malaysia Stand?
    65. Malay Mail, 17 January 2020 – Survey shows Malaysians prefer studying in the UK, travelling to Japan
    66. Malay Mail, 17 January 2020 – Study: In 2020, domestic political instability top concern for Malaysians
    67. Malay Mail, 17 January 2020 – Many Malaysians feel Putrajaya not doing enough to address climate change, survey shows
    68. Malaysia Chronicle, 17 January 2020 – THE STATE OF SOUTH-EAST ASIA – DOGGED BY DOMESTIC POLITICAL TURMOIL & ECONOMIC DOWNTURN: WHERE DOES MALAYSIA STAND?
    69. DW News, 17 January 2020 – 调查显示:东南亚国家对中国崛起心存警戒
    70. BBC Chinese, 17 January 2020 – 期待打通中国在印度洋门户,习近平开启缅甸之行
    71. Asiaone, 17 January 2020 – 5G: Southeast Asia favours Samsung, unsure of Chinese tech brands
    72. Myanmar Times, 17 January 2020 – Myanmar favours China over US, survey shows
    73. DW News, 17 January 2020 – 调查称六成东南亚人不信任中国 5G建设三星支持度远超华为
    74. Vietnam Plus, 17 January 2020 – 新加坡东南亚研究院:2020年东南亚面临三大安全问题
    75. Vietnam Plus, 16 January 2020 – 越通社简讯2020.1.16
    76. TODAY, 16 January 2020 – Japan may be Asean’s best friend amid US-China rivalry: Survey
    77. Free Radio Asia, 16 January 2020 – SE Asia Survey Shows Narrow Preference for United States amid US-China Rivalry
    78. Free Radio Asia, 16 January 2020 – China President Xi’s Visit to Myanmar Raises Economic Hopes, Political Concerns
    79. Reuters, 16 January 2020 – China’s growing influence rattles Southeast Asia as U.S. retreats, survey shows
    80. The Jakarta Post, 16 January 2020 – Southeast Asians worried by super­power rivalry: Survey
    81. Nikkei Asian Review, 16 January 2020 – 7 of 10 ASEAN members favor China over US: survey
    82. South China Morning Post, 16 January 2020 – Southeast Asia unsure of the value of Asean, poll by Singapore think tank shows
    83. South China Morning Post, 16 January 2020 – 5G: Why is Samsung cool, Chinese tech brands cold and US brands domineering?
    84. South China Morning Post, 16 January 2020 – Southeast Asia’s anxiety and disillusionment with US and China deepen: poll by Singapore think tank
    85. The Australian, 16 January 2020 – Australian universities top choice for Cambodians, Laotians
    86. The Australian, 16 January 2020 – ASEAN states lose faith in US ability to counter China
    87. Free Malaysia Today, 16 January 2020 – Over 50% of Malaysians in survey say ‘no’ to resettling Rohingya here
    88. Malay Mail, 16 January 2020 – Survey: For Malaysians, China still more influential than US in South-east Asia
    89. Malay Mail, 16 January 2020 – Most Malaysians unwilling to accept resettlement of displaced Rohingyas, survey shows
    90. Benar News, 16 January 2020 – SE Asia Survey Shows Narrow Preference for United States amid US-China Rivalry
    91. Vietnam News Agency, 16 January 2020 – Bản tin thời sự 18h ngày 16/01/2020 (Time – 31:32)
    92. Bao Tin Tuc, 16 January 2020 – Southeast Asia’s three most pressing security concerns
    93. Vietnam Plus, 16 January 2020 – Southeast Asia’s three most pressing security concerns in 2020
    94. The Straits Times, 16 January 2020 – Asean divided on Rohingya crisis: Poll
    95. The Straits Times, 16 January 2020 – Many not sold on Beijing’s new stance on Belt and Road Initiative: Survey
    96. Lianhe Zaobao, 16 January 2020 – 东南亚国家怎么看待中国的崛起——一份针对亚细安10国官员、商界与学界人士做的详细调查报告
    97. Lianhe Zaobao, 16 January 2020 –《东南亚态势:2020》调查报告:中国本区域影响力扩大超越美国