Chinese President Xi Jinping chairs an Asean-China summit. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese President Xi Jinping chairs an Asean-China summit. Photo: Xinhua

Can the US ever match China’s concrete economic offers to Asean?

  • In the US-China battle for influence in Southeast Asia, Beijing has always won hands down in delivering the economic goods, while Washington is centred on security
  • If the Biden administration is serious about its commitment, the US needs to start putting its money where its mouth is, experts say

Topic |   US-Asean relations
Chinese President Xi Jinping chairs an Asean-China summit. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese President Xi Jinping chairs an Asean-China summit. Photo: Xinhua
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