CORRECTED: FOCUS: China's efforts to boost ties with ASEAN, Europe may not bear fruit

China’s efforts to deepen ties with ASEAN and Europe amid escalating tensions with the United States may not bear fruit, jeopardizing the Communist Party’s endeavor to bolster its influence in the global arena, diplomatic sources said.China has been aiming to boost its clout among the Association of Southeast Asian Nations by promising to provide new coronavirus vaccines if it succeeds in developing them, while recently sending high-ranking diplomats to Europe to get closer to the region.But some ASEAN members and European countries, along with Washington, have taken a stern look at the mainla…

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