Reanalyzing Thailand and China's Diplomatic Recognition Process in the Détente Era, 1971-1975

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Viralbajra Prasertsak


During the dynamic Cold War, many various components collaborated, both outside and inside changes. They made different frameworks affecting each state's behaviors in the foreign relations' circles. Many developing nations' experience after the decolonization, territory clash, civil wars, the junta has flowed a blend of great powers; however, Thailand and China are dissimilar. With the divergent elements, Beijing and Bangkok’s arrangements prioritized the essential choice to keep up resources and interests with bilateral diplomatic recognition to maintain their status quo. Normalization between a great power state, China, and a small state, Thailand, has gotten a model for other nations in Southeast Asia in the Cold War. This article outlines the process of Thai-Chinese diplomatic recognition and the key factors shaping their interactions to show the successful formations of their engagement and the significance of international and internal constraints causing Beijing and Bangkok’s bilateral diplomatic tie between 1971 and 1975.

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