This paper seeks to apply China’s vision of a “common destiny” to an analysis of the relationship between China and ASEAN countries during the COVID-19 pandemic. It first discusses how the Sino-ASEAN relationship has been affected by the crisis, especially in fundamental business sectors. The second part explains how China has responded to global and regional economic challenges to the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) projects. This paper advocates that an interpretative model of a common destiny should be considered when assessing the ongoing viability of the Belt and Road Initiative and in answering its critics.
|Number of pages||35|
|Journal||China and the World : Ancient and Modern Silk Road|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2021|
Bibliographical noteThe authors gratefully acknowledge the kind support of Mr. Agyekum Michael, Ms. Shi Guoyu and Ms. Wen Dan for their assistance in data collection for this paper
- the Belt and Road Initiative