Chinese President Xi Jinping chairs the Asean-China summit via video link on Monday. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese President Xi Jinping chairs the Asean-China summit via video link on Monday. Photo: Xinhua

China to prioritise Southeast Asia with upgraded relations, development aid

  • President Xi Jinping tells Asean summit that China is a good neighbour, as he pledges US$1.5 billion to help pandemic control and economic recovery
  • Beijing’s ties with the region are complicated by South China Sea dispute and competing Indo-Pacific strategies of US and EU

Topic |   China-Asean relations
Chinese President Xi Jinping chairs the Asean-China summit via video link on Monday. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese President Xi Jinping chairs the Asean-China summit via video link on Monday. Photo: Xinhua
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