To discuss this, we're joined in the studio by Professor Xiong Lili, director of the Department of International Politics at China's University of International Business and Economics.
Q1: Security cooperation has been one of the priorities for countries along the Lancang-Mekong River. How effective have this been in reducing crime and maintaining peace in the region?
Q2: This framework is still in its initial phase. Leaders are aiming to come up with comprehensive plans to sustain and cement cooperation between each other. What has been China's role here? What does China have to give and take?