China should increase investment in ASEAN

By Jamie (Canada) ( )

Updated: 2013-10-03

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China should ratchet up cooperation with Association of Southeast Asian Nations countries to expand Beijing's regional influence while countering Washington's Asia-Pacific pivot strategy.

The essence of China-ASEAN relations is cooperation rather than island disputes. Hyping the South China Sea issue has increasingly become a distraction, and is not helpful to ASEAN solidarity.

China should increase investment, both in quantity and quality, among the ASEAN economies, because the region closely relies on China's economic vitality.


President Xi visits Indonesia, Malaysia, attend APEC summit

Oct 2 to 3: Pay State Visit to Indonesia

Oct 4 to 5: Pay State Visit to Malaysia

Oct 6 to 8: Attend the 21st economic leaders' meeting of APEC forum and meet with global leaders in Bali, Indonesia


Territorial disputes remain an obstacle

To a lesser extent, relations may also be negatively affected by internal problems involving treatment of ethnic Chinese minorities.

Xi's visit historic

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