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China unseats Japan as 'important partner' to top ASEAN poll

Belt and Road Initiative seen expanding Beijing's influence in region

China is seen as an important partner for the future by the largest share of respondents in a survey in Southeast Asia, knocking Japan from the top perch.   © AP

TOKYO -- China is seen as an important partner for the future by the largest share of respondents in a survey in Southeast Asia, knocking Japan from the top perch.

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