Chinese Premier Li Keqiang addresses an Asean summit hosted by Brunei at the end of October. Photo: EPA
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang addresses an Asean summit hosted by Brunei at the end of October. Photo: EPA
Bob Savic
Opinion

Opinion

Bob Savic

China’s sudden renewed interest in Asean may be more about Aukus than economics

  • After a decision to upgrade ties to a ‘Comprehensive Strategic Partnership’, China’s President Xi Jinping is to meet Asean leaders in November
  • Southeast Asia has become key to Beijing’s growing regional economic ambitions and security concerns

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang addresses an Asean summit hosted by Brunei at the end of October. Photo: EPA
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang addresses an Asean summit hosted by Brunei at the end of October. Photo: EPA
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