The purpose of this paper is to examine perceived differences among the ASEAN countries toward East Asia regional cooperation and integration, and to analyze the prospect of recent regional cooperation with ASEAN members in the foremost position of such development. Regional economic cooperation and integration in East Asia is a diversified and complicated process. Since the beginning, ASEAN countries have been emphasizing on their principal role in leading the process. They want to play a dominant role in influencing the agenda by insisting any cooperation on the basis of “ASEAN Plus Three” must be under the ASEAN organizational structure. In practice, the model of cooperation within ASEAN itself is prone to receive external influence. Confounded by different versions of cooperation proposed by China and Japan, ASEAN members have mixed reactions in various degrees, which contribute to the fact that the ASEAN-led East Asia cooperation can only proceed by attuning its internal differences and resisting external competitions.
The main research questions of the paper are as follow: first of all, what are China’s position, attitude, and actions in conflict prevention, second question is what is the difference between China’s action and statement on the issue of the South China Sea dispute and the South Sudan Crisis when China is one of the parties who faces sovereignty and national interest, and as a third- party in the practice of conflict prevention. Third question is why China is willing to change her position from insisting bilateral..
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