Chinese Premier Li Keqiang claps as he takes centre stage during a photo call with Asean leaders at the 35th Asean Summit in Thailand on November 3. Photo: PA-EFE Chinese Premier Li Keqiang claps as he takes centre stage during a photo call with Asean leaders at the 35th Asean Summit in Thailand on November 3. Photo: PA-EFE
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang claps as he takes centre stage during a photo call with Asean leaders at the 35th Asean Summit in Thailand on November 3. Photo: PA-EFE
Mark J. Valencia
Opinion

Opinion

Mark J. Valencia

How the US is losing hearts and minds in Southeast Asia to China

  • At the latest Asean summit in Thailand, the US failed to rally support for its criticism of China’s aggression in the South China Sea
  • Its sending of a lower-level delegation also reinforced suspicions of unreliable US commitment

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang claps as he takes centre stage during a photo call with Asean leaders at the 35th Asean Summit in Thailand on November 3. Photo: PA-EFE Chinese Premier Li Keqiang claps as he takes centre stage during a photo call with Asean leaders at the 35th Asean Summit in Thailand on November 3. Photo: PA-EFE
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang claps as he takes centre stage during a photo call with Asean leaders at the 35th Asean Summit in Thailand on November 3. Photo: PA-EFE
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