Expert: Asean should avoid taking sides in US-China trade war


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  • Tuesday, 18 Jun 2019

PETALING JAYA: South-East Asia should focus on its own interests and avoid taking sides in the US-China trade war, says a Chinese-American political scientist. It would be dangerous for countries in the region to take sides as either one of the superpowers could penalise the countries, said Beijing Language and Culture University Prof Dr Huang Jing.

Asked if Malaysia should do more than take a neutral stance and bring the two countries together, he said Malaysia and other countries in the region should first define neutrality, what it would not do and highlight its position that it would not take sides.

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