Renown Scholar Wang Gungwu on China

July 22, 2017

Renown Scholar Wang Gungwu on China

Understanding China is critical since it is a dominant player in our part of the world and a global power with a well articulated agenda for regional stability. As a member of G-20, it is building strategic partners in ASEAN, Latin America, the EU, Russia, and Africa. While Trump’s policy is America First, President Xi embraces globalisation. Listen to Professor Wang Gungwu for some valuable insights.–Din Merican


4 thoughts on “Renown Scholar Wang Gungwu on China

  1. On the point on ASEAN being an “Institution” is quite misleading.

    There is a difference between an institution per se and institutionalization of that institution.

    My point is ASEAN is not institutionalized enough, and therein lies the inherent amorphous nature of this “institution” as Prof. Wang loosely alluded to, though he emphasized more on the cultural-geological aspects.

    By being not institutionalized enough, I meant that the member states are still too leadership-centric. A change of governmental leaders in most cases bring about a change or at least a directional shift of foreign policy. Which is why China preferred to deal with each state individually rather than as a collective.

  2. The talk is scintilating and simulating.
    Thanks Din, for uploading it for the benefits of the readers,

    The global central of economic and commercial growth are now shifting to SEA-Indo region. What and how would Malaysia prepared itself in deriving the maximum benefits for its peoplem, moving into the Asian Century ?

  3. //patik memohon limpah berkenan duli Tuanku kerana patik akan mengacarakan majlis ini dalam Bahasa Ingerris. Ampun Tuanku.

    This came to me again.

    // that they were a distinct race from me by their prejudices and superstitions, as the Chinamen and Malays are; that in their sacrifices to humanity, they ran no risks.
    — Civil Disobedience – Henry David Thoreau – 1849

    I wonder how many Chinese in the audience under the age of 50 understood what Prof Wu just said, and how many over the age of 60 would have differences with what Prof Wu presented. Then, how the angles of the Malays present, and those who get to watch the youtube.

    Thanks for sharing this, Dean Din.

    Ampun Tuanku, because it was not in Malay, and how Asean is predicted to be dying. So much kata-kata sayang missing in this conversation.

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