The Heat: ASEAN Summit

The Heat

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence says there is no room for “empire or aggression” in the Asia Pacific region, a veiled criticism of China’s growing influence.

Pence made his comments in Singapore where he participated in the ASEAN summit.  Chinese Premier Li Keqiang struck a different tone of free trade and against protectionism. The meeting underscored differences between the two countries over growth and trade in the region.

CGTN’s Miro Lu reports from Singapore.

To discuss all of this:

  • Sourabh Gupta is a Resident Senior Fellow at the Institute for China-America Studies.
  • Anthony Nelson is the Director of the East Asia and Pacific practice at the Albright Stonebridge Group.
  • Zhao Hai is an Assistant Research Fellow at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
  • Amitendu Palit is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of South Asian Studies in the National University of Singapore.

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