China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have established a model of the most dynamic and promising regional cooperation over the past three decades, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Monday.
China-ASEAN relations have no limits and are sure to grow even closer, Wang said at a press conference on the sidelines of the annual session of the country's national legislature.
He noted that China and ASEAN must be forerunners in international cooperation against COVID-19, pacesetters in regional cooperation, and defenders of stability in the Asia-Pacific region.
Wang said the Asia-Pacific region should not be a chessboard for major-power rivalry. ASEAN countries are not "chess pieces" in a geopolitical contest, but important "chess players" who will help promote regional development and prosperity.