The 10 leaders of Asean took a tough stance on trade protectionism in the West when they met in Singapore. Photo: AP The 10 leaders of Asean took a tough stance on trade protectionism in the West when they met in Singapore. Photo: AP
The 10 leaders of Asean took a tough stance on trade protectionism in the West when they met in Singapore. Photo: AP
Richard Heydarian
Opinion

Opinion

Richard Heydarian

Asean gets tough on the US over trade, but tiptoes around South China Sea build-up

With Singapore as chair of the regional bloc this year, China has an advantage as the focus shifts from geopolitics to trade and investment

The 10 leaders of Asean took a tough stance on trade protectionism in the West when they met in Singapore. Photo: AP The 10 leaders of Asean took a tough stance on trade protectionism in the West when they met in Singapore. Photo: AP
The 10 leaders of Asean took a tough stance on trade protectionism in the West when they met in Singapore. Photo: AP
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