Accession Number:

ADA522416

Title:

Chinese Communist Strategy Towards the Maphilindo Countries

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-04-08

Pagination or Media Count:

63.0

Abstract:

From the standpoint of the Chinese Communists, Malaysia, which until recently included Singapore, and the Philippine Islands present striking similarities. Both are pro-Western and anti-Communist both have Western military bases on their soil both have defeated major Communist-led insurgencies both are members of the United Nations both are important strategically both have declared the Communist party illegal and both have refused diplomatic recognition to Communist China. Singapore, since its divorce from Malaysia, presents greater prospects for Chinese Communist influence. Indonesia has served Chinese Communist strategy well. It has been anti-Western and particularly anti-American it has withdrawn from the United Nations and its legal Communist party has for all practical purposes been an informal arm of the Chinese Communist Government. The recently attempted coup was a major setback for Communist China. Communist China will use all of the political, diplomatic, economic, psychological and subversive instruments available to promote its objective of political domination in Southeast Asia. For the present, except for providing advice and arms, it will reserve military pressure for the countries contiguous to mainland China. Tactics will vary according to Pekings assessment of the country involved.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE