US plans to counter China’s moves in Southeast Asia | app

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BANGKOK (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is visiting Thailand as the Biden administration prepares to show its commitment to Southeast Asia amid relentless pressure for influence in the region from China.

Blinken was meeting senior Thai officials and democracy activists from neighboring Myanmar in Bangkok on Sunday. He signed an agreement with Thai Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai, expanding the US-Thai “strategic alliance and partnership”.

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