Quinton Temby

Quinton Temby

Visiting fellow, ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute

Quinton Temby is a visiting fellow at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute in Singapore. He completed his PhD at the Australian National University's Department of Political and Social Change in 2017.

Myanmar migrants in Thailand holds signs relating to the "Milk Tea Alliance" as they take part in a protest in Bangkok on 28 February 2021, against the military coup in their home country. (Jack Taylor/AFP)

Anti-Chinese populism on the rise in Southeast Asia?

Social media movements such as the Milk Tea Alliance are tapping into discontent with the regional decline of democracy and fears about the rise of China as a hegemonic power. ISEAS visiting fellow Quinton Temby explains why anti-China sentiments are gaining traction and how it is affecting local politics.