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Southeast Asia has major doubts about US reliability in the region, but still wary of China: survey

2019-01-07 09:45:40       source:South China Morning Post

January 7, 2019

A poll of more than 1,000 Southeast Asian experts, analysts and business leaders has laid bare the concerns of a region trying to find its way amid the rise of China and the decline of the United States’ influence.

The State of Southeast Asia: 2019 Report portrays an array of thought leaders who are losing faith in Washington, but still harbour deep concerns about Beijing.

More than 68 per cent of those surveyed doubted the reliability of the US as a “strategic partner and provider of regional security”.

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