The US is just making diplomatic mistakes after diplomatic mistakes.
China is their largest trading partner with maybe smooth relations, and that's an incentive to who to turn to.The US is just making diplomatic mistakes after diplomatic mistakes.
There is a real issue that the region will now start seeing the US as being a destabilising and dangerous force for the region.
ASEAN knows China and they have their diplomatic games played in multiples aspect but there are still some unwritten rules on what is permitted or not.
The US has now massively destabilised the region. Indonesia first, now Malaysia