Public Lecture –
FRIDAY 21 October, 2022
5 pm London | 12 noon US Eastern | 10:30 pm Yangon | 11 pm Phnom Penh
“China and the Human Rights of its Neighbours”
Speaker: Michimi Muranushi, Professor of International Politics, Gakushuin University, Tokyo and Visiting Fellow, SOAS
Chair: Professor Michael W. Charney, Dir. Centre of SEA Studies, SOAS
Venue: Room RG01, Ground Floor, SOAS, University of London
This event is open to the public and free to attend, however registration is required, through the online registration form below.
Information: What was missing in the discussion of political development after WWII is whether a country is geographically close to China can mean a lot about what political future it may have. North Korea and Myanmar are both geographically and politically close to China. Cambodia does not share any border with China, but exists in the backyard of China. Taking the examples of these three countries, this presentation argues that something which is not supposed to happen in the model of political change is happening in countries that are too close to China. If China gives lethal stability to its neighbours, do the actors outside have no option but to look the other way? This is a question the rise of China invites and some countries like Japan have already decided not to solve.