Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte take part in the East Asia Summit at the 31st Asean Summit in November in Manila. China’s rapid growth has brought opportunities for other Asian countries, India and Asean nations included, but also given neighbours concerns about its outsized influence. Photo: AP

India and Asean look to each other to balance against China’s rise

Swaran Singh says the presence of Asean leaders at India’s upcoming Republic Day celebration is the latest sign of the bloc’s ties to their giant neighbour, as both seek to counterbalance China while acknowledging Beijing’s regional importance

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte take part in the East Asia Summit at the 31st Asean Summit in November in Manila. China’s rapid growth has brought opportunities for other Asian countries, India and Asean nations included, but also given neighbours concerns about its outsized influence. Photo: AP
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