Ngeow Chow Bing’s Selected Publications 2019-2021


(Editor) Researching China in Southeast Asia. New York: Routledge. 2019. 

Book Chapters 

 “China-Malaysia Port Alliance: A Case Study in Soft Infrastructure Connectivity.” In ASEAN-China Cooperation on Regional Connectivity and Sustainability, edited by Yanjun Guo and Yue Yang, pp. 73-88. Singapore: World Scientific.  2021. 

 “Prospects for Sino-Malaysian Joint Development in the South China Sea: Lessons from Malaysia’s Experiences.” In Cooperative Development in the South China Sea: Policies, Obstacles and Prospects, edited by Huaigao Qi and Song Xue, pp. 58-76. New York: Routledge. 2021. 

 “The International Department of the CPC and China’s Party-based Diplomacy.” In China’s Search for ‘National Rejuvenation’: Domestic and Foreign Policies under Xi Jinping, edited by Jabin T. Jacob and Hoang The Anh, pp. 157-168. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 2020. 

 “Colonialism, Cold War, and Nanyang University’s Chineseness Dilemma.” In Colonial Legacies and Contemporary Studies of China and Chineseness: Unlearning Binaries, Strategizing Self, edited by Chih-yu Shih, Prapin Manomaivibool, Mariko Tanigaki and Swaran Singh, pp. 97-119. Singapore: World Scientific. 2020. 

 “The Five Areas of Connectivity between Malaysia and China: Challenges and Opportunities.” In The Belt and Road Initiative: ASEAN Countries’ Perspectives, edited by Yang Yue and Li Fujian, pp. 117-139. Singapore: World Scientific. 2019. 

 “Religion in China’s Public Diplomacy towards the Belt and Road Countries in Asia.” In Silk Road to Belt Road: Reinventing the Past and Shaping the Future, edited by M. Nazrul Islam, pp. 75-93. Heidelberg: Springer. 2019. 

 “A ‘Model’ for ASEAN Countries? Sino-Malaysian Relations during the Xi Jinping Era.” In China and Southeast Asia in the Xi Jinping Era, edited by Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim and Frank Cibulka, pp. 103-122. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. 2019. 

 “Economic Cooperation and Infrastructure Linkage between Malaysia and China under the Belt and Road Initiative.” In Regional Connection under the Belt and Road Initiative: The Prospects for Economic and Financial Cooperation, edited by Fanny M. Cheung and Ying-yi Hong, pp. 164-191. New York: Routledge. 2019. 

Journal Articles

“Malaysia-China Defence Relations: Disruptions Amid Political Changes and Geopolitical Tensions.” ISEAS Perspective, No. 57 (2021), pp. 1-13. 

“Malaysia’s China Policy and the South China Sea Dispute under the Najib Administration (2009-2018): A Domestic Policy Process Approach.” Asian Politics and Policy, 11: 4 (2019), pp. 586-605. 

Research Report

Covid-19, Belt and Road Initiative and the Health Silk Road: Implications for Southeast Asia. Jakarta: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) Indonesia Office, October 2020. 


“Malaysia-China Defence Ties Cool Amid Political Changes and South China Sea Tensions.” South China Morning Post, May 4, 2021. 

“Malaysia Cautious over US Role in Disputed South China Sea.” South China Morning Post, June 5, 2020. 

“South China Sea Tensions: Malaysia’s Strategic Dilemma.” South China Sea Strategic Situation Probing Initiative, June 3, 2020. 

“COVID-19 Speeds Up ‘China’s Health Silk Road’.” East Asia Forum, May 26, 2020. 

“Malaysia’s New Foreign Policy Outlook under Muhyiddin Yassin’s Government – Four Predictions.” Channel News Asia, March 13, 2020. 

“Xinjiang and the South China Sea Complicate Malaysia–China Relations.” East Asia Forum, February 24, 2020. 

“Progress and Limitations in Malaysia-Taiwan Relations under Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy.” Asia Pacific Bulletin, No. 490. East-West Center, October 2, 2019. 

Media Interviews

“Malaysia has a new ambassador from Beijing. How will he handle their South China Sea dispute?” South China Morning Post, December 21, 2020. 

“Did a Belt and Road project in Malaysia just crash and burn?” South China Morning Post, November 17, 2020. 

“Asean braces for Trump administration’s parting shot at China.” South China Morning Post, November 13, 2020. 

“Divided views on impact of US presidential election.” The Sun Daily, October 30, 2020. 

“South China Sea: Malaysia rejects Philippines’ Sabah claim in new diplomatic note.” South China Morning Post, August 28, 2020. 

“US sanctions on Chinese firm at centre of South China Sea island-building ‘could ripple across Asia’.” Morning Post, August 28, 2020. 

“Malaysian scholars speak highly of Vietnam as Chair of ASEAN.” Vietnam Plus, July 22, 2020. 

“The U.S. wants Asian allies to stand up to China. It’s not that easy.” Los Angeles Times, July 14, 2020. “A future AI park in Malaysia shows how criticism is changing China’s foreign investment.” Quartz, April 24, 2019.

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