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In the ever-changing landscape of politics, we strived to determine the best foot forward for Germany and Europe in the relationship between China and ASEAN by placing our finger on the pulse of the region’s rhetoric.


The focus of a recent dialogue called “Southeast Asia Perspectives” – a closed-door online event hosted by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, was a study borne from the analysis of China’s security and defence cooperation mentions in English and Chinese-language media. Keen insights such as China’s inclination towards economic growth over military security, Germany and the EU’s intentions in SEA limited by military capacity and the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, as well as Policy Recommendations for European decision makers round off the first of a series of discussions.

Read the report here.

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