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Interview: Southeast Asia an Important Base for "Belt and Road": HK Scholar

2015-08-03 08:53:21       source:Xinhua News Agency

August 2, 2015

"Southeast Asia is an important base for the China-proposed Belt and Road initiative, and the upcoming establishment of the ASEAN Community will benefit both the bloc and its partners including China, a Hong Kong scholar said.

Ding Xueliang, a politics expert at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology,said in an interview with Xinhua ahead of the 48th ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting (AMM) that ASEAN's community building is of great significance to the Belt and Road Initiative, especially the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road which sees Southeast Asia as a starting point."

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