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[Lee Hyuk] ASEAN and Korea amid mounting US-China rivalry
[Lee Hyuk] ASEAN and Korea amid mounting US-China rivalry
ViewpointsApr 13, 2021
The bitter war of words at the US-China Foreign Ministers’ Meeting held in Alaska last March portended the rough waves of the new Cold War between the US and China with profound implications for this region and the world. Geopolitically, ASEAN and Korea lie on the frontlines of US-China competition. Southeast Asia is particularly important to China because the region is a crucial gateway for China to access major sea routes to the rest of Asia and the world. And to gain greater leverage,