Lloyd Austin, the US Secretary of Defence. Photo: Bloomberg
Lloyd Austin, the US Secretary of Defence. Photo: Bloomberg
Asean

Major powers including US, China set to welcome expansion of Asean security hotline

  • The hotline, known as the Asean Direct Communications Infrastructure, is a dialogue channel to help defuse regional tensions
  • The move is aimed at boosting confidence and security-building measures in a region fraught with tensions such as the South China Sea row and the US-China contest for influence

Lloyd Austin, the US Secretary of Defence. Photo: Bloomberg
Lloyd Austin, the US Secretary of Defence. Photo: Bloomberg
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