27th APR

27th APR Proceedings

27th Asia-Pacific Roundtable Papers, 3-5 June 2013
(The papers are in their original, unedited form) 

  1. Keynote address by the Hon. Dato’ Sri MOHD NAJIB Tun Abdul Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia (1,311 KB)

  2. China and Asia by The Hon. Mdm. FU Ying (166 KB)

  3. Distinguished Luncheon Address: Rethinking ASEAN and Its Reponses to a Changing Asia-Pacific by Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Dewa Dato Seri Setia LIM Jock Seng (164 KB)

  4. How to Trust Japan by Prof. Dr. Yoshihide SOEYA (164 KB)

  5. Building Strategic Trust: China and the Security Dilemma by Dr. Andrew SCOBELL (193 KB)

  6. Political Change and Transition in Northeast Asia: From a Korean Perspective by Prof. Dr. CHOO Jae-Woo (172 KB)

  7. Abe’s Half Year of Tenure: Assessment and Future Perspective by Prof. Kazuhiko TOGO (188 KB)

  8. Thai Colour Politics: Still in Darkness by Mr. KAVI Chongkittavorn  (1,276 KB)

  9. The Balance of Forces in Asia: Recent Trends and Implications for Regional Stability by Admiral Samuel J. LOCKLEAR III (144 KB)

  10. Russian Reconnecting with East Asia by the Hon. Mr. Igor V. MORGULOV (3,069 KB)

  11. Can Peace Prevail in Mindanao? The Role of Preventive Diplomacy and Inter-state Cooperation in ASEAN by Tengku Dato’ ABDUL GHAFAR Tengku Mohamed (209 KB)

  12. Will Peace Hold in Mindanao? by Al Haj MURAD Ebrahim (272 KB)

  13. Will Peace Hold in Mindanao? by Secretary Teresita Quintos DELES (375 KB)

  14. Can the South China Sea Dispute be Resolved or Better Managed? by Dr. Ian STOREY (260 KB)

  15. European Contribution to Secure Peace and Stability in Asia-Pacific by Dr. May-Britt U. STUMBAUM (390 KB)

  16. Responding to Change in Asia by Prof. Hugh WHITE (156 KB)


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Admiral Samuel J Locklear III comments on the South China Sea during a press conference on the sidelines of the 27th Asia-Pacific Roundtable.

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“What are the prospects and challenges of formalizing an effective Code of Conduct on the South China Sea?” by Dr Ian Storey.

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27th APR Interviews by Astro Awani

Interviews by Astro Awani:

4th July 2013 (20:30 GMT)
Interview of Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, Chairman Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and Tengku Datuk Abdul Ghafar Tengku Mohamed, Mindanao Peace Process Malaysian Facilitator.

Synopsis: After more than four decades of conflict in southern Mindanao, peace is within reach. On 15th October 2012, the Philippine government signed a framework agreement with Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)that made way for the creation of Bangsamoro, a new autonomous political entity.

This gives rise to hope an end to the longstanding conflict but the peace process is susceptible to a relapse if the framework does not bring immediate and tangible change on the ground.

Cynthia Ng talks to Murad Ebrahim, Chairman of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) & Tengku Datuk Abdul Ghafar Tengku Mohamed, the Malaysian facilitator in the Mindanao Peace Process.

11th July 2013 (20:30 GMT)
Interview with Ambassador Christopher Hill
Former US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia

Synopsis: The US-China relationship is one that is of a unique mix of cooperation and rivalry, with controlled confrontation.

According to OECD, China will have the biggest world economy by 2016. We will see a shift not only in the balance of economic power but also political and security power too.

Cynthia Ng talks to Ambassador Christopher Hill,
Former US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia on the rise of China and the United State’s ‘rebalancing’ towards Asia.

18th July 2013 (20:30 GMT)
Interview with Prof Shen Dingli Associate
Dean at Fudan University’s Institute of International Studies, China

Synopsis: While rapid modernization and growth will render China as the next economic superpower, what kind if superpower does the country of 1.3 billion people want to be?

Cynthia Ng talks to Prof Shen Dingli, Associate dean at Fudan University’s Institute of International Studies who reiterates China does not aspire to be a world hegemony and that we should not be afraid of China’s rise.

25th July 2013 (20:30 GMT)
Interview with Dr Rizal Sukma
Executive Director of the Centre for Strategic & International Studies Indonesia

Synopsis: Indonesia is not only the largest economy in this region but also have half the population of ASEAN.

As its economy grows, Indonesia is at better position as a regional leader. Does Indonesia wants to lead the ASEAN agenda? And if they do, are they ready to take lead?

Cynthia Ng speaks to Dr Rizal Sukma, Executive Director of the Centre for Strategic & International Studies Indonesia on the rise of the Garuda – its place in ASEAN and beyond.

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