Chinese nationals sit with their hands bound after being arrested by Cambodian police in 2011 on suspicion of extorting money from victims abroad. Photo: AFP Chinese nationals sit with their hands bound after being arrested by Cambodian police in 2011 on suspicion of extorting money from victims abroad. Photo: AFP
Chinese nationals sit with their hands bound after being arrested by Cambodian police in 2011 on suspicion of extorting money from victims abroad. Photo: AFP
Enze Han
Opinion

Opinion

Enze Han

Gangsters, tourists and farmers of corn: how China’s Southeast Asia ties can be hurt by those beyond Beijing’s control

  • China tends to be portrayed, in academia and the media, as a great power with hegemonic designs for its Southeast Asian neighbours
  • Yet the effect of Chinese non-state actors’ daily encounters with local communities in the region deserves equal attention, says Enze Han

Chinese nationals sit with their hands bound after being arrested by Cambodian police in 2011 on suspicion of extorting money from victims abroad. Photo: AFP Chinese nationals sit with their hands bound after being arrested by Cambodian police in 2011 on suspicion of extorting money from victims abroad. Photo: AFP
Chinese nationals sit with their hands bound after being arrested by Cambodian police in 2011 on suspicion of extorting money from victims abroad. Photo: AFP
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Enze Han

Enze Han

Enze Han is an Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Hong Kong.