Leaders of Asean pictured with US President Joe Biden in Phnom Penh on November 12, 2022. Photo: AFP
Leaders of Asean pictured with US President Joe Biden in Phnom Penh on November 12, 2022. Photo: AFP
Xue Gong
Opinion

Opinion

Asian Angle by Xue Gong

How Asean can bridge US-China gap and reap economic benefits amid potential flashpoints

  • A ‘non-aligned’ foreign policy is key, as is Asean’s preference for dialogue and cooperation over the intense rivalry of the great powers
  • Asean members should also avoid self-isolation and protectionism and instead enhance economic openness, interconnectedness and multilateralism

Leaders of Asean pictured with US President Joe Biden in Phnom Penh on November 12, 2022. Photo: AFP
Leaders of Asean pictured with US President Joe Biden in Phnom Penh on November 12, 2022. Photo: AFP
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