Japan unable to get ASEAN members on same page at special summit

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    Japan unable to get ASEAN members on same page at special summit - AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

    :lol: Schizo Abe just got smacked down at the summit his own staff organized.
     
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    Japan should just give up trying to court ASEAN as a body. It should target crucial individual countries instead. A unified statement against even if not directly aimed at China will fail becuase China has successfully coopted ASEAN's sick countries. Of course the same is true with China, it cannot get a unified position from ASEAN in support of its policies in Asia.
     
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    Which countries in ASEAN are not 'sick', by your definition? I think China's influence encompasses all of ASEAN, not just a portion of it.
     
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    Wrong premise, "China's presence is felt all over ASEAN." Note that Vietnam and Philippines are still part of ASEAN (the rest aren't particularly indebted to China, except for Cambodia and to a diminishing degree, Myanmar).
     
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    Cooption =/= being indebted. China has 'coopted' most of ASEAN - even your home country of Malaysia. And even Vietnam and Philippines have enormous economic relationships with China to take care of.
     
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    Japan has already started that and seeing towards India because these ASEAN countries doesnt have the power to stand against the might of Chinese military and those nations even after having disputes with the Chinese in South Sea cant .

    Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam . ASEAN member countries

    South China Sea Territorial dispute ..Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia
     
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    The reason for Japan to change its policy in the region is quite clear because of the situation in Middle east and Africa which is created by its own so called allies which resulted in the oil supply disruptions and Japan is trying to secure its oil supplies and the only country which can secure them in the region are the Indians.

    These days all are flooding India . Europeans, Japanese, Turks, Arabs, Americans,Russians but still its hard for some nations to call Indians as Indians.
     
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