Malaysia’s China Policy after MH370: Deepening Ambivalence amid Growing Asymmetry - By CWP Alumni Cheng-Chwee Kuik

Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017
by dsuchens

Malaysia and China have seen one of the most cordial and productive relationships in the Asia-Pacific throughout the post–Cold War era, one with implications beyond their bilateral ties. However, relations were tested through a series of unprecedented events in 2013–14. This article analyzes how the Beting Serupai incidents have impacted Malaysia’s evolving South China Sea policy, and then assesses the impact of the MH370 and Sabah kidnapping incidents on bilateral relations. Finally, it makes an overall assessment of the implications of these events, focusing on the developments after Najib Razak’s visit to Beijing in May–June 2014.

The author would like to thank the support of the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program and the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation Fellowship while writing this article.


 

Cite this chapter as:
Kuik CC. (2018) Malaysia’s China Policy after MH370: Deepening Ambivalence amid Growing Asymmetry. In: Rozman G., Liow J. (eds) International Relations and Asia’s Southern Tier. Asan-Palgrave Macmillan Series. Springer, Singapore
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-10-3171-7_13

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First Online: 08 August 2017

Cheng-Chwee Kuik