Southeast Asia wary of China’s Belt and Road project, skeptical of U.S.

The best remedy for China is more China. Once countries have tasted the bitter medicine, they will want to get out of its deadly embrace – no nudging needed. The US has an opportunity by playing it nice and cool.

Southeast Asian countries should be cautious in negotiating with China on its flagship Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) to avoid being trapped in unsustainable debt, 70 percent of respondents said in a policy survey released on Monday.

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