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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. The ASEAN Post, 21 September 2019 - Global strike for climate change
  2. Global Times, 17 September 2019 - China, ASEAN should enhance mutual understanding
  3. Foreignpolicy.com, 6 September 2019 - The U.S.-China Cold War Is a Myth
  4. South China Morning Post, 6 September 2019 - Amid US-China trade war gloom, South Korean cash shines bright for Asean
  5. The Strategist, 19 August 2019 - Forging a national consensus on Australia’s external security
  6. The Straits Times, 23 July 2019 - Singapore must remain steadfast to multicultural heritage
  7. East Asia Forum, 3 July 2019 - Washington’s fragile economic plans for the Indo-Pacific
  8. AsiaSentinel, 4 June 2019 - Asia Loses Confidence in US Leadership
  9. The Japan Times, 21 May 2019 - Managing Japan-U.S. ties in the Trump era
  10. Philstar, 19 May 2019 - Japan: A trusted partner
  11. The Atlantic, 9 May 2019 - A U.S. Ally Is Turning to China to ‘Build, Build, Build’
  12. Business Insider India, 25 April 2019 - Here’s why India hasn’t joined the multi-billion dollar ‘21st century Silk Road’ regional connectivity project
  13. ASEAN Today, 17 April 2019 - Where does Malaysia’s renegotiated ECRL deal leave China and its Belt and Road Initiative?
  14. The Straits Times, 10 April 2019 - S'pore's role as launch pad into region 'not automatic': Chee
  15. The Trumpet, 8 April 2019 - Poll: Southeast Asians See America’s Decline and China’s Rise
  16. Eleven Myanmar, 7 April 2019 - Belt and Road advances despite setbacks
  17. ASEAN TODAY, 2 April 2019 - Courting ASEAN: US influence in the region has diminished but what comes next for ASEAN?
  18. Mothership, 30 March 2019 - ‘Promiscuous’ S’pore wants to be linked to all major economies of the world: Tommy Koh
  19. The Business Times, 27 March 2019 - Economic and political reasons for Japan's pivot back to Asean
  20. 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
  21. Lexology, 13 March 2019 - Myanmar Postcard
  22. 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
  23. Bangkok Post, 28 February 2019 - Focus needed as Rakhine crisis widens 
  24. Nikkei Asian Review, 26 February 2019 - Japan can help fill a security gap in Southeast Asia
  25. Rappler, 23 February 2019 - Thailand puts its spice in ASEAN 2019
  26. Philippine Star, 22 February 2019 - ASEAN survey: Philippines' experts distrust China but recognize its influence
  27. The ASEAN Post, 21 February 2019 - Investors upbeat but scepticism over BRI growing
  28. Vera Files, 21 February 2019 - ASEAN survey: PH experts distrust China but recognize its influence
  29. Khmer Times, 20 February 2019 - Indo-Pacific: One region, many visions?
  30. Rappler, 19 February 2019 - China: Dominant, distrusted in ASEAN
  31. CSIS, 14 February 2019 - Southeast Asia—It’s All in the Numbers
  32. RSIS Commentary, 14 February 2019 - Indo-Pacific: One Region, Many Visions? 
  33. Japan Forward, 5 February 2019 - Japan Should Tap Into Southeast Asia’s Trust and Rising Expectations
  34. Vietnam Net, 5 February 2019 - ASEAN needs to step up reform to improve openness: HSBC CEO
  35. Radio Free Asia, 29 January 2019 - Southeast Asians See China Replacing US as Regional Power, Survey Finds
  36. Borneo Bulletin, 28 January 2019 - ‘Economic downturn’ Bruneians’ top concern
  37. South China Morning Post, 27 January 2019 - As questions are raised about ‘belt and road’, projects slow in Southeast Asia
  38. Channel NewsAsia, 23 January 2019 - Commentary: Two decades post Asian financial crisis, how Southeast Asia can keep up stunning growth
  39. Thai Rath, 22 January 2019 – ไทยกำลังจะก้าวสู่กับดักหนี้จีน (Thailand is entering China’s debt trap)
  40. Việt Báo Daily Online, 19 January 2019 - 70% Định Chế, Doanh Nghiệp ĐNÁ: Lo Ngại Về ‘Một Đai, Một Đường’ Của TC
  41. Bisnis.com, 15 January 2019 - Adu Pengaruh AS dan China, Bagaimana Sikap Indonesia?
  42. The Jakarta Post, 18 January 2019 - Dealing with China’s deficit of trust with neighbors
  43. Business Standard, 17 January 2019 - 70 per cent of organisations in Southeast Asia worries about Belt and Road Initiative
  44. Radio Free Asia, 15 January 2019 - China's Belt And Road Initiative Faces Obstacles in 2019
  45. 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)
  46. 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)
  47. 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)
  48. Breitbart, 14 January 2019 - Navy: Top U.S. Admiral Travels to China for ‘Risk Reduction’ Talks
  49. 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
  50. Ejinsight, 14 January 2019 - China’s Sisyphean efforts to win trust
  51. Nation TV, 12 January 2019 (in Thai) - บทวิเคราะห์ - อาเซียนไว้ใจ "ญี่ปุ่น" มากกว่า สหรัฐฯ-จีน
  52. Borneo Bulletin, 12 January 2019 - Bruneians bullish on economic outlook: Survey
  53. The Manila Times, 10 January 2019 - China’s charm offensive falling flat in SE Asia
  54. China Digital Times, 10 January 2019 - China’s 1MDB Bailout Offer Raises BRI Concerns
  55. Epoch Times, 10 January 2019 - “逢九必乱”?中共开年不利 危机重重
  56. ID, 10 January 2019 - Saat Cina dan Amerika Berebut Pengaruh di Asia Tenggara
  57. 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)
  58. Newskills, 9 January 2019 - Efforts Made by Trump Administration to Win Asian Countries Goes in Vain 
  59. Khmer Times, 9 January 2019 - Cambodian view of the region
  60. South China Morning Post, 9 January 2019 - US-China Trade War Divides Southeast Asia, Belt And Road Fears Unite It: Survey
  61. CNBC, 9 January 2019 - The US is trying to woo back Asian countries, but those efforts aren't yet paying off
  62. The Online Citizen, 9 January 2019 - Are ‘authoritarian’ governments ‘backing’ each other up?
  63. The Straits Times, 8 January 2019 - S-E Asia views China's rise with caution: Survey
  64. The Business Times, 8 January 2019 - Most South-east Asians wary of China's regional rise: Survey
  65. 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”
  66. The Bangkok Post, 8 January 2019 - Waiting for a more proactive Asean 
  67. VN, 8 January 2019 - Đông Nam Á nghi ngại Trung Quốc, e dè Mỹ (Southeast Asia cautious of China, shying away from America)
  68. TODAY, 7 January 2019 - China is most influential in Southeast Asia, but has little trust: Iseas survey
  69. TODAY, 7 January 2019 - Southeast Asia wary of China's Belt and Road project, skeptical of U.S.: survey
  70. 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”
  71. 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
  72. Reuters, 7 January 2019 - Southeast Asia wary of China's Belt and Road project, skeptical of U.S.: survey
  73. Nikkei Asian Review, 7 January 2019 - Southeast Asians feel caught in US-China fight for hegemony
  74. Asian Correspondent, 7 January 2019 - Belt and Nope: Southeast Asia doesn’t trust China
  75. The Jakarta Post, 7 January 2019 - China’s rise met with distrust, survey says
  76. The Jakarta Post, 7 January 2019 - ASEAN more positive about economic outlook: Survey
  77. South China Morning Post, 7 January 2019 - Southeast Asia has major doubts about US reliability in the region, but still wary of China: survey
  78. Taiwan News, 7 January 2019 - 70 percent of Southeast Asian citizens sceptical of China's Belt and Road Initiative
  79. Yahoo News, 7 January 2019 - Southeast Asia wary of China's Belt and Road project, skeptical of U.S.: survey
  80. Asia Times, 7 January 2019 - SEAsia wary of China’s BRI, skeptical of US, survey shows
  81. ASEAN Post, 7 January 2019 - ASEAN: Outlook for 2019 Part 2
  82. Al Jazeera, 7 January 2019 - Southeast Asia wary on China, Belt and Road initiative: Survey
  83. Malaysian Insight, 7 January 2019 - Southeast Asia grows increasingly wary of China’s Belt and Road plan
  84. 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)
  85. 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)
  86. 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
  87. 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)
  88. Seithi, 7 January 2019 - தென்கிழக்காசியாவின் ஆகச் செல்வாக்குமிக்க நாடு சீனா : ISEAS ஆய்வு (China is most influential in Southeast Asia: ISEAS survey)
  89. 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)
  90. Newpaper 24, 6 January 2019 - Southeast Asia has main doubts about US reliability within the area, however nonetheless cautious of China: survey