Events 活动. Publications 出版物. Interviews 采访. Awards 奖状
The 1st SEACONNECT Grand Success
Southeast Asia-China Networking Event
As Project Head, I led young leaders from the Southeast Asia (SEA) student associations in China to pull-off this event in three weeks.
In cooperation with the respected, embassies, businesses, and civil society organizations, the event gathered a diverse group of students and professionals for a networking opportunity with one of the most dynamic regional players in the world. The event had the Honorable Ambassador Erlinda Basilio of the Philippines as Guest Speaker.
What everybody thought was an impossible enterprise turned out to be a grand success due to the cooperation of motivated youths.
For more details, seaconnect.weebly.com.
Courtesy Call with the Honorable Philippine Ambassador Erlinda Basilio to China
(2013 March & 2014 May w/ some of the new officers)
Masters Thesis 硕士论文
"Confucian Strategic Culture in the South China Sea"
This thesis examines whether Confucian strategic culture can be used to examine China’s behavior in the South China Sea disputes, with the focus on the China and Philippines relationship. Since the establishment of relationships in 1975, Philippines-China relationship has benefitted greatly thanks to China’s “good neighbor policy”, despite some low-intensity conflict, has led to an overall positive development in the relationship. However in the past several, this relationship has deteriorated immensely— described by observers to have taken a 180 degree turn— due mainly to the South China Sea dispute as each side has been accused of taking unilateral steps to violate mutually signed agreements, international law, and the norms of status quo. Given China’s growing status in the region, and in the world for that matter, does its actions in the dispute, which have been described as “belligerent”, “aggressive”, and “revisionist” by the West, signal the coming of age of a state out to establish itself as a regional hegemon as the realist school predicts?
Keywords: South China Sea; China-Philippines; Confucian Strategic Culture
More about this thesis (2014 April)
China Development Bank Scholarship
Distinguished International Student in 2013
(Awarded 2014 February)
Interview at CRI (China Radio International)
"Nasa huling taon na si Austin Ong sa Tsinghua University, at sa Hulyo inaasahan na matatapos na niya ang Masters Public Administration – International Development.
Si Austin Ong ang Pangulo ng Philippine-China Friendship Club (PCFC), isang samahan ng mga Pilipino at Chinese-Pilipino na kasalukuyang nag-aaral sa mga pamantasan sa Beijing.
Pakinggan ang interbyu ni Mac Ramos na pumulso sa buhay estudyante ng mga Pinoy dito sa Beijing."
-filipino.cri.cn. (2014 January)
The first student-run magazine of THU School of Public Policy & Management
Editor in chief: Austin Ong
Articles written:Innovation coming to China". Pg. 14.
"Interview with the Dean". Pg. 18.
Full issue. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0By0ivyl6VZJhWUxpQTRJTWF1RWs/edit?usp=sharing.
Article published in Tulay Fortnightly & Philippinesintheworld.org.
"Change Attitude and Get Ahead"
The world’s second largest economy, China is a growing force. If the experts are right, then the Philippines should begin to deal with China in ways that will benefit, not hurt, its own future developmental goals. In this article, the author proposes a change of attitude, a change of perception of China as Goliath, a belligerent giant, to Gulliver, a misunderstood, sometimes fumbling giant. It is only from a more amicable and open approach to China can the Philippines, and the region for that matter, benefit from a growing China. With the world beset by problems, it is high-time that policy-makers utilize foreign policy for the development of its people, applicable to both China and the Philippines. (2013 October)