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Bloc on its own cannot control big powers, but together can make their voices heard: PM Lee

His renewed call for unity in the regional group comes amid growing tension between the US and China, with both imposing punitive tariffs on each other's goods

On the economic front, Mr Lee noted Asean has made substantial progress in eliminating tariffs, liberalising investments, streamlining regulations and promoting connectivity.


AS smaller countries, Asean nations are "not able to control what the big powers do", Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Sunday.

But the countries can stand together and advance Asean's collective interests, whether in trade, security or technology, he told his...

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