Chinese Pacific Relations

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Chinese Pacific Relations Door Mind Map: Chinese Pacific Relations

1. Japan

1.1. Competitive relationship, unfriendly

1.2. Highly dependment on trade

1.2.1. China imports more form Japan than any other country (IE technology)

1.2.2. Economies are interdependent

2. Malaysia

2.1. China is one of Malaysia's largest trading partners (Malaysia is China's 7th largest)

2.1.1. Bilateral trade agreement

2.1.1.1. Halal food, water, processing, and railway construction

2.1.2. Member of Bamboo Network

2.2. Malaysia displays no concern over Chinese military exercises

2.2.1. Participates in joint military exercises since 2014

2.2.2. Alliance is unclear, depending on who's involved in the confrontation

2.2.2.1. Japan and America are two where it is unclear

3. North Korea

3.1. Most important ally for trade for North Korea

3.1.1. Main source for food, arms, and energy

3.1.2. Accounts for 70% of North Korea's trade volume

3.2. Historic ally

3.2.1. Dates back to Korean War

3.2.2. Supports Kim Jong-um's regime

3.3. China views North Korea security and nuclear missile test as a threat, but favors stability and peace over confrontation

4. South Korea

4.1. China is South Korea largest trading partner

4.1.1. South Korea is China's third largest trading partner

4.2. Increasing tension

4.2.1. Series of bilateral intanglements

4.2.1.1. Tariff disputes (Garlic markets)

4.2.1.2. Chinese illegal fishing and murder of Coast Guard attendant

4.2.1.3. Disputes over Socotra Rock (2012)

4.2.2. Feels apprehensive about China's continual and growing support of North Korea

5. Thailand

5.1. Military relationship, significant to Thailand, not as much to China

5.2. China is Thailand's largest trading partner

5.2.1. Thailand to China: rubber, oil, computer components, wood products, chemical electronic parts

5.2.2. China to Thailand: consumer electronics, machinery, metal products, clothing, electrical motors

5.2.3. Member of the Bamboo Network

5.3. Tension over railway project

6. Singapore

6.1. Historically supports the One China Policy

6.1.1. But also has close ties with Taiwan and the US

6.1.1.1. Has caused reduced trading, China is withdrawing it support from Singapore

6.1.1.2. China recently seized Singapore's military vehicles and equipment after a military exercise in Taiwan, and are not returning them

6.2. China is Singapore's 3rd largest trading partner

6.2.1. China to Singapore: finished goods, textiles, clothing. produce, machinery, communication equipment, coal, petro chemical

6.2.2. Member of Bamboo Network

7. Cambodia

7.1. Ties are friendly and stronger than ever

7.1.1. Relationship dates back to 13th centuary

7.1.2. 1958 diplomatic relations official established

7.2. Chinese investments in Cambodia include agriculture, infrastructure, hydro-power, power grids, aviation, telecommunications, tourism, industrial and economic zones, and vocational training

7.3. China is Cambodia's largest trading partner

8. Indonesia

8.1. China is Indonesia's 2nd largest trading partner

8.1.1. Member of Bamboo Network

8.2. Relationship starting to strain due to the South China Sea dispute

8.3. No positive military relationship currently

9. Taiwan

9.1. Taiwan Strait remains major focus of tension between China and Taiwan

9.1.1. Taiwan continues to arm itself in response to Chinese hostility

9.2. China is Taiwan's largest trading partner

9.2.1. Accounts for 30% of Taiwan's total trade

10. Philippines

10.1. Recently weakened ties with US in favor of strengthening the ones with China

10.1.1. Member of the Bamboo Network

10.1.2. Has bilateral trade agreements with China

10.2. Has a large scale "war on drugs" currently ongoing

10.2.1. The majority of the drugs are being produced in China, which causes tensions

10.2.1.1. China donated drug detection equipment and training, and they agreed to increase intelligence sharing on the matter of illegal substances

11. Vietnam

11.1. Member of the Bamboo Network

11.2. Risk of military confrontation is rising

11.2.1. Increasingly competing for influence in Southeast Asia where Vietnam had dominated in the 1970s and the 2000s

11.2.1.1. Rising nationalism in both countries over influence makes it harder for leaders to deescalate

11.2.2. Naval tensions on the rise

11.2.2.1. Tension over South China Sea, China claims 90% of South China Sea as its exclusive zone

11.2.3. Land border tensions on the rise, fire from both sides has been exchanged twice in 2014 and 2015, reasons unclear

11.2.3.1. Vietnam fears looking weak to other mainland Southeast Asian countries if it does not respond with any decisive action