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Asean can benefit from a prosperous China, says former minister George Yeo

Jeffrey Tan
Jeffrey Tan10/22/2019 03:12 PM GMT+08  • 2 min read
Asean can benefit from a prosperous China, says former minister George Yeo
SINGAPORE (Oct 22): If precedents are anything to go by, China’s meteoric rise as an economic and political superpower can be a boon to Southeast Asia, according to former foreign minister George Yeo.
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SINGAPORE (Oct 22): If precedents are anything to go by, China’s meteoric rise as an economic and political superpower can be a boon to Southeast Asia, according to former foreign minister George Yeo.

This is because trade in the region has historically flourished whenever China prospered in the past, he explains.

“This has always been the case in history. Every time China became united and a dominant power, the prosperity spread all over Southeast Asia,” he says in his keynote speech at the Amundi Singapore Forum 2019: The Future of Southeast Asia on Tuesday.

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