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Wang Yi warns Asian countries about the USA

On Monday, China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi warned Southeast Asian nations against US influence. Speaking at the secretariat of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, Wang said the countries should not take sides in the rivalry between the major powers or even allow themselves to be used as “chess pieces” on the world stage. Rather, countries in the region should remain independent and respect each other’s sovereignty. Wang stressed, “We should insulate this region from geopolitical calculations.”

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