US Marines during a drill in the Philippines, one of Washington’s main allies in the region. Photo: EPA-EFE
US Marines during a drill in the Philippines, one of Washington’s main allies in the region. Photo: EPA-EFE

Southeast Asia seeking ‘balance’ between US and China in region, report concludes

  • Tsinghua University says countries welcome greater involvement by Washington but they won’t reduce ties with Beijing
  • Report says countries that ‘lack trust’ or have disputes with China will welcome US military involvement

US Marines during a drill in the Philippines, one of Washington’s main allies in the region. Photo: EPA-EFE
US Marines during a drill in the Philippines, one of Washington’s main allies in the region. Photo: EPA-EFE
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