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Asian Development Bank

And Beijing witnessed the opening of the20th Celebration Congresson 16 October that will see Xi Jinping confirmed as president for a record third term. When we feel of countries that danger ‘growing old just before they grow rich’, we commonly think of China. But an equally stark illustration of the challenges facing a country with created-world demographics and a middle-income economy is Thailand. Neither Japan nor the United States have had a clear vision for ASEAN’s strategic function in the Indo-Pacific, even as both nations press for higher engagement with Southeast Asia in light of growing regional competition with China....