Under President Moon Jae-in, South Korea is looking to elevate ties with Asean to diversify its economic relationships and reduce its reliance on China. Photo: AP

Amid US-China trade war gloom, South Korean cash shines bright for Asean

  • President Moon Jae-in’s visits to Thailand, Myanmar and Laos indicate the widening scope of Seoul’s diplomacy as it attempts to diversify its economic ties
  • Experts say a closer relationship with Asean would provide a buffer against major power rivalry, and a partner in the Pyongyang peace process
Topic |   South Korea

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Under President Moon Jae-in, South Korea is looking to elevate ties with Asean to diversify its economic relationships and reduce its reliance on China. Photo: AP
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