By The Financial District
ASEAN Leaders Urge U.S., China To Cooperate
Southeast Asian leaders attending an economic forum in China have warned of the spillover effects of great power rivalry, calling for healthy competition instead in the latest sign of deepening worries in the region over US-China tensions.
Photo Insert: ASEAN leaders at the Boao Forum for Asia in the southern Chinese province of Hainan
The US-China relationship was the “most worrying” and tensions between the two were felt “keenly” across the world, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong told the Boao Forum for Asia in the southern Chinese province of Hainan on Thursday morning, Laura Zhou reported for the South China Morning Post (SCMP).
“Big powers have a heavy responsibility to maintain stable and workable relations with one another, because any clash between them will have grievous consequences, for themselves and the world,” Lee told world leaders, business executives and academics gathered for the forum.
“And yet, the US and China are at odds over many intractable issues, including trade and investment, supply chains, cybersecurity, emerging and critical technologies, as well as freedom of navigation.
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