Asean leaders are increasingly torn between Beijing and Washington. Photo: EPA-EFEAsean leaders are increasingly torn between Beijing and Washington. Photo: EPA-EFE
Asean leaders are increasingly torn between Beijing and Washington. Photo: EPA-EFE

China woos Asean neighbours in bid to avoid US-led coalition on its doorstep

  • Beijing has been shoring up relations in Southeast Asia with an emphasis on Washington-friendly countries
  • Phone calls, virtual meetings and pledges of support aim to sway the region’s delicate balancing act between two powers

Topic |   China-Asean relations
Asean leaders are increasingly torn between Beijing and Washington. Photo: EPA-EFEAsean leaders are increasingly torn between Beijing and Washington. Photo: EPA-EFE
Asean leaders are increasingly torn between Beijing and Washington. Photo: EPA-EFE
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