Donald Trump at an Asean summit in 2017. The report warned that the White House approach to Southeast Asia risked backfiring. Photo: Reuters

‘Demonising’ China could backfire on US in Southeast Asia, report warns

  • Report says White House’s approach may not work when Asean member states seek constructive relationships with both sides
  • Brookings Institution warns current stance risks ‘playing into China’s hands’ by creating impression US wants to foment a new cold war
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Donald Trump at an Asean summit in 2017. The report warned that the White House approach to Southeast Asia risked backfiring. Photo: Reuters
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