Regional Outlook, Global Perspective

CHINA-JAPAN THAW: GOOD NEWS FOR ASEAN

CHINA-JAPAN THAW: GOOD NEWS FOR ASEAN
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping, Nov 2017. Wikimedia Commons

By Kavi Chongkittavorn

The Bangkok Post-Oct 30, 2018

The new thaw between China and Japan — the world’s No.2 and No.3 economies — is a good development for ASEAN. The three-day official visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to China last week marked a new turning point in their roller-coaster of ties. The much-awaited improvement bodes well for ongoing ASEAN community-building efforts in all dimensions. The region’s progress and stability depend very much on the level of these Asian economic giants’ amity and cooperation.

Read more at: https://www.bangkokpost.com/opinion/opinion/1566914/china-japan-thaw-good-news-for-asean

First published in: Bangkok Post

 

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