Why Biden’s latest Asean overtures won’t weaken Cambodia’s China embrace

Joe Biden may get a frosty reception from Asean host Cambodia during this weekend’s summit, following recent US lectures on human rights, democracy.

This weekend, United States President Joe Biden will meet and hold bilateral talks with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen during the annual summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean).

Biden, unlike China’s Premier Li Keqiang, is not expected to come to the Southeast Asian nation bearing gifts or other tangible deliverables.

Li, China’s representative at the regional summit, on Wednesday witnessed the inking of some 18 bilateral deals with Hun Sen.

In full: https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/opinion/article/3199131/why-bidens-latest-asean-overtures-wont-weaken-cambodias-china-embrace

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