Press coverage – October 24th

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Leaders of Southeast Asian nations join hands during a group photo for the summit, at the beach resort of Cha-am, southern Thailand, 24 Oct 2009

 S.Korea’s influence in South East Asia increases

South Korea Rising : Philip Bowring’

 Korea’s role does become more influential.  On October 24th, New York Times columnist, Philip Bowring said that Korea’s official presence in the South East Asia region will be noticeable  and its impact is expected to be  significant. He mentioned that Asean states mostly welcome more outside participants in the competition expressing the concern of high dependency on China which can trigger another economic risk. See more from nytimes.com

 

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