ONE RHT August 2021 Newsletter: China-ASEAN Business Alliance and the Importance of the Region

This month’s feature article

China-ASEAN Business Alliance and the Importance of the Region

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) celebrates its anniversary on 8 August since the formation in 1967. What initially sets out to be an alliance conceived in 1961 as a security coalition against the spread of communism evolves later as a common front to promote political, economic, and social stability becomes a significant strategic economic bloc by 2021.

This article covers the origin of ASEAN, establishment of the China-ASEAN economic region, ASEAN’s significance to the United States, ASEAN as the youthful and energetic consumer market, ASEAN as an important global production base, and establishment and objectives of the China-ASEAN Business Alliance (CABA).

RHTLaw Asia, in collaboration with CABA and the RHT Group of Companies, is organising the seventh edition of the RHT CABA ASEAN Summit on 17 September 2021. Themed “ASEAN in the New Normal: Advancing Towards a More Sustainable & Resilient Future”, this year’s Summit will examine the economic impact of the pandemic on the ASEAN countries, tracing its trajectory through the downturn, and the implementation of economic recovery framework pivotal in shaping back Southeast Asia’s growth. Register your interest here.

Meet Our Author

Victor Tay

Chief Executive Officer
China-ASEAN Business Alliance
Managing Director, Investment Banking
Stout Singapore

Victor is the Managing Director within the Investment Banking group and is based out of Stout’s Singapore office focusing on Southeast Asia. His areas of expertise include corporate strategic development, market entry and expansion strategy, direct investment, M&A and corporate finance advisory, and transaction support. Victor lectures at the Civil Service College International and speaks regularly to the regional media on various topics on future trends, business issues, innovation and technology, growth strategies, market expansion, and mergers and acquisitions.

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