Southeast Asia–China Relations (Zhōngguó hé Dōngnányà de wàijiāo guānxì 中国和东南亚的外交关系)|Zhōngguó hé Dōngnányà de wàijiāo guānxì 中国和东南亚的外交关系 (Southeast Asia–China Relations)
China has profoundly affected the states of Southeast Asia throughout history, losing its dominance only during a period of Western colonialism in the region. Chinese influence in Southeast Asia is again on the rise and is evident in the spheres of economics, religion, and political ideologies.
The opening decade of the twenty-first century saw China reestablishing itself as Asia’s dominant power and redefining China–Southeast Asian relations. In effect, the Southeast Asian