The Ethnic Chinese in the Relations between China and Southeast Asia:Old Problems and New Concerns
Wu Qianjin;the Institute of International Relations,the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences;
At the beginning of 2016,Professor Leo Suryadinata,a well-known scholar who has been studying the issues of Southeast Asia and the ethnic Chinese for a long time in Singapore,in view of the current state of reality in Southeast Asian countries,expressed his concerns about the security of the ethnic Chinese communities as an ethnic Chinese in Southeast Asia in terms of the relationship between China and Southeast Asian countries. His observation resonates among the local ethnic Chinese,officials of Southeast Asian government and China's scholars. It raises at least two issues:( 1) the historical tragedy and practical concerns of the ethnic Chinese in Southeast Asia always alert the ethnic Chinese how to live with the whirlpool of the racialpolitics of Southeast Asian nation-states on their own;( 2) Whether are the rise China's international status and the development of the relationship between China and Southeast Asian countries conducive to the safety,as well as the promotion of the status,of the ethnic Chinese in Southeast Asia? This paper gives an analysis of the issues to illustrate the intermittent security persecutions,which are actually a product of the old problems intertwined with new concerns,faced by the ethnic Chinese in Southeast Asia in the relations of countries since the end of World War II,need China and Southeast Asian countries to work together to ensure a bright future for the local ethnic Chinese communities in the spirit of "a community of common destiny"while maintaining the interests of the nationstates.
【CateGory Index】： D822.233