November 4, 2010

ASEAN Wrestles With Chinese 'Devil'

Simon Roughneen, Asia Times

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The weekend summit in Hanoi showed the conflicted nature of relations between the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and Beijing. China has a great deal to offer its Southeast Asian neighbors economically, but the hard turn its foreign policy has taken recently makes these smaller countries decidedly nervous.

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