Members participate in the 37th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, last month. Photo: EPA-EFE Members participate in the 37th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, last month. Photo: EPA-EFE
Members participate in the 37th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, last month. Photo: EPA-EFE

Asean

China’s Asean influence sets stage for new superpower battleground with US, as the ball shifts to Biden’s court

  • In America’s absence, China has been strengthening its economic hand in Southeast Asia, while the region is becoming increasingly important amid trade disputes
  • But ‘incorrigible hedgers’ in Asean do not want to become pawns in a geopolitical game between the world’s largest economies

Topic |   Asean
Members participate in the 37th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, last month. Photo: EPA-EFE Members participate in the 37th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, last month. Photo: EPA-EFE
Members participate in the 37th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, last month. Photo: EPA-EFE
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