In the Dragon's Shadow

In the Dragon's Shadow

Southeast Asia in the Chinese century

Book Review

In November 2012, Barack Obama was about to make history as the first sitting president to visit Cambodia, the country the United States had once secretly bombed as part of the Vietnam War. Shortly before his arrival, two large banners could be seen hanging outside the East Asia Summit venue in Phnom Penh. “Long Live the People’s Republic of China,” they proclaimed.

As far as diplomatic snubs go, this one was less than subtle.

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