ASEAN-China Summit in Jakarta © Thomson Reuters
JAKARTA (Reuters) -Chinese Premier Li Qiang said on Wednesday it is important to avoid a “new Cold War” when dealing with conflicts between countries as world leaders gathered in Indonesia amid sharpening geopolitical rivalries across the Indo-Pacific region.
Speaking at an annual summit involving members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China, Japan and South Korea, Li said countries needed to “appropriately handle differences and disputes”.
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Update: China warns against ‘new Cold War’ in Jakarta (AFP)
WNU Editor: Some of the participating governments at the ASEAN summit are not happy with China’s new map of the region …. ASEAN leaders meet Chinese Premier Li amid map controversy (Nikkei Asia).