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Chinese State Media is Predictably Downbeat About the Summit

It is widely acknowledged that China will feature prominently during this week’s U.S.-ASEAN summit. For that reason, it’s interesting to track how the summit is being covered in the Chinese state press. 

The most prominent response so far was penned by Xinhua and was published both on the People’s Daily English page and in Cambodia’s Khmer Times. The article follows the familiar Chinese state press playbook in quoting a number of foreign experts who all happen to voice Chinese government talking points. 

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