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Kheng Swe Lim, a research analyst at RSIS China Program, Nanyang Technology University

Updated: Apr 20,2015 3:34 PM     China Daily

China’s “Belt and Road Initiatives” can be of great interest to the ASEAN members, because they have the potential to reshape the geo-economic landscape of the region. Over the coming months and years, ASEAN will watch closely how the initiatives progress.

There is a simple economic logic behind China’s plans and Southeast Asian economies’ needs. ASEAN economies are seeking sources of capital, and China is looking to use the capital at its disposal to build the new Silk Roads.