ASSESSING CHINA’S FOREIGN POLICY TO SOUTH EAST ASIA: THE COVID19 VACCINE AND THE SOUTH CHINA SEA ISSUES

Welly Puji Ginanjar

Abstract


International relation is about the interaction between state actors. Doing so relates to the foreign policy owned by the state actor. To execute foreign policy, there are four dimensions of foreign policy instruments, namely diplomacy, information, military and economy under the realism paradigm. Using the research methodology by doing literature study and descriptive analysis in qualitative research, this writing will make use of relevant sources related to the issue. The argumentation arouses in this writing will provide the picture of how China’s foreign policy to ASEAN to pursue its global initiative through the dimension of diplomacy, and military. Thus, through the question on how the reflection of China’s foreign policy to ASEAN, the finding obtained in this writing is that China’s vaccine intention towards ASEAN is reflecting China’s foreign policy, but China’s aggressive activity, is not reflected China’s foreign policy. It is something outside. Taking the cases of the COVID19 vaccine and China’s activity in the South China Sea will give a brief perspective to understand the implementation of China’s foreign policy to ASEAN.

Keywords


China, ASEAN, foreign policy

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.33172/jdp.v8i1.885

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