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ASEAN Talks with Major Powers Navigate Numerous Controversies

Chinese Premier Li Qiang (with red tie) speaking with Indonesian President Joko Widodo (R) on the way to the ASEAN leaders' 'family photo.' Image: Mast Irham, Willy Kurniawam / AFP.

China’s Premier Li Qiang warned against a ‘new cold war’ as the ASEAN summit moved on to a series of talks between the bloc and its partners.

Calling for ways to “appropriately handle differences and disputes,” Li said: “At present, it is very important to oppose taking sides, bloc confrontation and a new Cold War.”

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