March 22, 2019

US needs to do more to win in the competition with China in South-east Asia: American think tank

Source: The Straits Times

Journalist: Charissa Yong

South-east Asia has emerged as a key arena of competition between China and the United States, but the Trump administration has fallen short in engaging with the region, said a new report by an American security think tank released on Thursday (March 21).

The Centre for a New American Security (CNAS) report recommended a series of economic, diplomatic and security moves the US and its allies could adopt to present themselves as the region's alternative to China.

Although South-east Asia lies at the frontline of Beijing's expanding diplomatic and economic influence and m

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