Asia summits under way amid US-China friction

Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh chairs a video meeting with foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Nations ASEAN countries in Hanoi, Vietnam Sept. 9, 2020 (Asean Vietnam 2020/Reuters/-) Southeast Asian foreign ministers kicked off a series of regional summits on Wednesday expected to seek collaboration to fight global threats and to try to de-escalate a tit-for-tat US-China rivalry as the world’s two biggest economies vie for influence.

Russia, Japan, Australia, South Korea and India were among other countries remotely joining an event hosted by Vietnam that will include a 27-nation security forum, as concern […]


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