Why Asean is wary about stronger ties with China squib

Southeast Asian countries are still worried about China, despite Beijing’s latest efforts to boost relations during the first face-to-face meeting of foreign ministers since the pandemic began.Observers said this wariness by Asean nations could cast a shadow over negotiations for the long-awaited code of conduct (COC) for the disputed waters of the South China Sea.A disagreement arose on Monday during a meeting between Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his counterparts from the 10-member…
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