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.
First published in: Bangkok Post