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Dino Patti Djalal

Former Deputy Foreign minister of Indonesia and chairman of the Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia

Date: March 29, 2024


Views on
South China Sea

Out of the five major hot-spot tensions in the world, the South China Sea is a rare place where all the claimants are talking routinely in an official and structured format. This is because the talks linked to a clear pathway [for South China Sea peace and stability], which is called the Code of Conduct (COC), are going way too slow, but at the very least, the guns are silent and have been silent for quite some time.

Exercising self-restraint is critically important. All claimants need to avoid actions that will provoke responses from others. This is important because once an incident starts between two or more claimants, there's really no mechanism to stop it. So self-restraint is a form of preventive diplomacy, and it is essential for all claimants to practice it.  We also need greater efforts focused on confidence-building. The South China Sea situation is evolving in a larger context of intensifying rivalries, low trust, rising insecurity and tension. And there is the possibility that brinkmanship will come forward. Unfortunately, the South China Sea at the moment is suffering from a noticeable lack of confidence-building measures, which explains the low trust that exists now among some of the claimants.  The ability of China and ASEAN to manage the South China Sea disputes peacefully will serve as a powerful example to a troubled world, demonstrating that the relationship between the two sides is also a robust problem-solving partnership and that Asians have the craft, skill and political will to transform conflict into cooperation. Source: Global Times

Benjamin Sukhanjanajit

Chargé d'Affaires ad interim of the Royal Thai Embassy in China

Date: March 25, 2024


Views on
Sustainable Development

Thailand has always been committed to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and is striving to achieve carbon neutrality.

The BCG (Bio-Circular-Green) economic model is seen as a pathway to building a healthier, greener, and more inclusive economy. By readjusting Thailand’s national energy plan and shifting its focus to improving energy efficiency, a gradual green transformation is being pushed forward.

Li Xia

Director of the International Environmental Cooperation Center of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment and the China-ASEAN Environmental Cooperation Center

Date: March 25, 2024


Views on
Sustainable Development

China and ASEAN need to continue systematic exchange discussions, enhance information exchange, share experiences, and match demands in the field of green development.

Both sides should solidly promote pragmatic cooperation on green projects, while also deepen communication and cooperation across the entire industry chain of the green and low-carbon economy, including green technology, green equipment, and green services.

 H.E. Hou Yanqi

Chinese Ambassador to ASEAN

Date: March 26, 2024


Views on

Being committed to deepening political mutual trust and advancing practical cooperation, China and ASEAN countries have become an important force in maintaining regional stability and prosperity. The youth is the future of China-ASEAN relations and the most dynamic, creative and communicative group in China-ASEAN cooperation.

Young people are encouraged to take an active part in the development of China-ASEAN relations, help to strengthen the bond among the two billion Chinese and ASEAN people with the spark of youth exchanges and interactions, and in their own way make unremitting contributions and provide inexhaustible impetus for the continuous development of China-ASEAN relations.

Guo Chuanwei

Director of Trade and Investment Division of  ASEAN-China Centre

Date: March 25, 2024


Views on
Sustainable Development

China and ASEAN have made significant progress in their cooperation on green development, engaging in deep collaboration in environmental technology and clean energy sectors.

​Green development is not just a necessary response to global climate change, but also a crucial means to drive sustainable economic growth in the region.

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