Professor Anthony Welch Book Launch

21 April 2011

Professor Anthony Welch launched his book ASEAN Industries and the Challenge from China at the Confucius Institute Special Launch Event on the 18th of April.

China's relations with Southeast Asia go back centuries, but over the past two decades China's rise has presented new challenges and opportunities for the region.

This book examines competition and collaboration between China and ASEAN, using the lens of different industries as the focus of its analysis.

The lesson of this volume is that much of China's impact on ASEAN industries depends on how ASEAN member states engage with China and how they evolve and implement industrial and industry sector strategies to capture the evolving trends and market opportunities. The key lies in the degree to which ASEAN is able to coordinate national policies and evolve a regional strategy to leverage off China's new found interest in the region.