Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi attends the special Asean-China foreign ministers’ meeting in Chongqing on June 7. Photo: Xinhua Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi attends the special Asean-China foreign ministers’ meeting in Chongqing on June 7. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi attends the special Asean-China foreign ministers’ meeting in Chongqing on June 7. Photo: Xinhua
C. Uday Bhaskar
Opinion

Opinion

C. Uday Bhaskar

Why Asean-China relations will remain cordial, but not close

  • As the global geopolitical focus shifts to Asia, Asean takes on greater salience for the major powers, particularly China
  • While China and Asean have pledged in their recent meeting to take their partnership to ‘new heights’, given China’s actions in the region, Asean’s wariness is understandable

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi attends the special Asean-China foreign ministers’ meeting in Chongqing on June 7. Photo: Xinhua Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi attends the special Asean-China foreign ministers’ meeting in Chongqing on June 7. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi attends the special Asean-China foreign ministers’ meeting in Chongqing on June 7. Photo: Xinhua
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C. Uday Bhaskar

C. Uday Bhaskar

Commodore C. Uday Bhaskar is director of the Society for Policy Studies (SPS), an independent think tank based in New Delhi. He was formerly head of two other major Indian institutions: the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) and the National Maritime Foundation (NMF).