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China-ASEAN (10+1) Cooperation Mechanism July 11, 2019

China-ASEAN (10+1) Cooperation Mechanism

Established in 1997, the China-ASEAN (10+1) Cooperation Mechanism has played an important role in promoting closer political and economic ties between China and ASEAN members, and has become one of the major forums for regional cooperation.

China-ASEAN dialogue was launched in 1991. The first China-ASEAN (10+1) summit was convened in 1997 and announced the formation of the China-ASEAN partnership of good-neighborliness and mutual trust. The China-ASEAN Free Trade Area was created in January 2010, representing a milestone in China-ASEAN bilateral relations and initiating the process of China-ASEAN economic integration. China was the first non-ASEAN country to join the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia and establish a strategic partnership with ASEAN, and the first major country to build a free trade area with ASEAN.

Necessary platforms for dialogue have been in place to ensure successful and effective bilateral cooperation, including the ASEAN-China Summit, ministerial meetings, and working group meetings. The ASEAN-China Center is a permanent body for promoting bilateral cooperation.


中国—东盟“10+1”机制是中国与东南亚国家联盟建立的合作机制,自1997年成立以来,双方合作不断扩大与深化,现已发展成一个密切的政治、经济合作组织,成为东亚区域合作的主要机制之一。1991年, 中国与东盟开启对话进程,中国成为东盟的对话伙伴国。1997年,双方举行第一次“10+1”领导人会议,宣布建立中国—东盟睦邻互信伙伴关系。2010年1月,中国—东盟自贸区正式建成,这是双方关系史上的重大事件,开启了中国与东盟实现经济一体化的进程。自此,中国成为第一个加入《东南亚友好合作条约》和第一个同东盟建立战略伙伴关系的域外大国,也是第一个同东盟建成自贸区的大国。为保障双方合作的顺利与成效,“10+1”机制确立了一套完整的对话与合作平台,主要包括政府首脑会议、部长级会议和工作组会议。中国—东盟中心是推进双方合作的重要常设机构。