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Gap in US-Sino influence in S-E Asia widening in China's favour

Survey respondents say the region should deal with US-China rivalry by beefing up Asean resilience, unity

The panel discussing the survey results were (from left) Tang Siew Mun, head of the Asean Studies Centre; ex- Foreign Minister of Thailand Kasit Piromya; director of Iseas-Yusof Ishak Institute Choi Shing Kwok; Ambassador Pham Quang Vinh and Ambassador Ong Keng Yong.


CHINA continues to wield the most influence in South-east Asia, and the gap between perceived American and Chinese influence is widening in China's favour, going by the findings of a survey released on Thursday.

However, confidence among respondents that China would...

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