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China and the Mekong Region

Tim Summers
p. 68-77


This paper looks at constructions of the Mekong region with a particular focus on Chinese views. It draws out the differences between central and provincial Chinese perspectives, shows Chinese privileging of Greater Mekong Subregion economic cooperation in constructing the region, and outlines tensions between Chinese participation in and differentiation from the region.

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Bibliographical reference

Tim Summers, « China and the Mekong Region », China Perspectives, 2008/3 | 2008, 68-77.

Electronic reference

Tim Summers, « China and the Mekong Region », China Perspectives [Online], 2008/3 | 2008, Online since 01 July 2011, connection on 14 December 2017. URL :

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