The historical relationship between China and ASEAN is the basis of China’s Maritime Silk Road initiative. Today, the strategic partnership between China and ASEAN is becoming a model for a new type of international relations. In recent years, in the face of the volatile international situation, China and ASEAN have taken the lead in maintaining regional peace and promoting common development of mankind.

The trend of times has made the relation between China and ASEAN even closer. China and ASEAN hold similar strategic concepts and hope to build a world of inclusiveness, mutual respect and peaceful development. Facing the America First and trade protectionism proposed by the Trump administration, China and ASEAN hold a similar position and stand against power politics and hegemonic thinking. The U. S. policy reflects the strategic similarity between China and ASEAN, and deepens the trust and understanding between the two sides.

Source: NAM News Network