Regional stability and security top the agenda at ASEAN.
Leaders and dignitaries from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations are meeting in Indonesia.
Chinese Premiere Li Qiang attended the ASEAN-China Summit alongside leaders from Japan and South Korea. They agreed to focus on sustainable development including environmental protection to energy transition, and poverty eradication.
Joining the discussion:
- Reuben Mondejar is the President of the Asian Studies Association of Hong Kong.
- Andy Mok is a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for China and Globalization.
- Sourabh Gupta is the Senior Asia-Pacific International Relations Policy Specialist at the Institute for China-America Studies.
- Ein Sun Oh is the Principal Adviser at the Pacific Research Center of Malaysia.
Premier Li Qiang called on Wednesday for building an even closer China-ASEAN community with a shared future, saying Beijing is ready to work with the #ASEAN countries to build a "peaceful, stable, prosperous, beautiful and amicable" homeland for all. https://t.co/yED7fvt85F pic.twitter.com/FUZHcolD85
— China Daily (@ChinaDaily) September 6, 2023
Southeast Asia's ASEAN bloc welcomed world leaders to Indonesia's capital for a summit likely to be dominated by worry about rivalry between the United States and China overshadowing the region https://t.co/lU7lOztzvS
— Reuters (@Reuters) September 6, 2023