Ong Keng Yong: ASEAN must guard against geopolitical influence, Lianhe Zaobao, 25 March 2018

Lianhe Zaobao (LHZB) reported on the keynote address given by Ambassador-at-Large Ong Keng Yong at the ‘Development in Asia Research Conference 2018′, organised by the Yale-NUS Society for Academic Research on 24 March. In his speech titled ‘The Asian Century: The ASEAN Miracle and Asia’s geopolitical future’, Ambassador Ong said ASEAN and China have eased tensions regarding territorial disputes in the South China Sea in the past year through active dialogue. However, the growing interest of the US and India in the region has posed a challenge when it comes to preventing geopolitical factors from influencing the negotiations.

 

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