Powers back Asean-led security plan
Facing the challenge of a rising China.
Big powers back Asean-led security plan
It has taken several years for ASEAN and its dialogue partners to come up with good security design that would place the regional interests of all parties at heart. Quite a few security and strategic frameworks were considered but the ASEAN leaders were unhappy with them.
They detected among major powers a desire to influence the region in ways that could endanger their future stability. Worse, their ideas would put ASEAN at odds with the contesting powers, especially the US and China.
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