We’ve just written a stark warning last week for the US to keep a close eye on China’s movements since we foresee a more aggressive push of their military powers all over Asia. Apparently, they’re starting to move in.

Three weeks ago, US President Joe Biden spoke at the ASEAN Summit held in Cambodia to reinforce the administration’s close ties with ally countries as China’s intent on dominating the entire region becomes more and more apparent.

Military expansion by the Chinese government is nothing new, but their recent moves in the South China Sea and throughout Asia have caught the United States’ attention. In order to maintain its influence and counterbalance China’s aggression, the United States has been strengthening its ties with countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

ASEAN is a regional intergovernmental organization comprised of 10 member states in Southeast Asia. The organization’s purpose is to promote regional economic integration, cooperation, and security. The United States has supported ASEAN since its inception in 1967 and has increased its involvement in recent years as China has become more aggressive.