Chinese President Xi Jinping chairs a special summit to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of Asean-China dialogue relations via video link in Beijing in November 2021. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese President Xi Jinping chairs a special summit to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of Asean-China dialogue relations via video link in Beijing in November 2021. Photo: Xinhua

Asean citizens view China as most important future partner, poll shows

  • Nearly half picked Beijing, which moved ahead of Tokyo in the ranking for the first time since the Japanese survey was conducted in the current format
  • The result may reflect China increasing its clout in Southeast Asia through vaccine diplomacy, a Japanese official says

Chinese President Xi Jinping chairs a special summit to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of Asean-China dialogue relations via video link in Beijing in November 2021. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese President Xi Jinping chairs a special summit to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of Asean-China dialogue relations via video link in Beijing in November 2021. Photo: Xinhua
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