Leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nation - or ASEAN - are meeting in Brunei, where they wil be discussing  some of the bigger issues facing the region.

But as two of the world's most powerful countries - China and the US struggling for influence in the Pacific region, the poorer, smaller nations find themselves caught up in the wrangling.

Al Jazeera's Marga Ortigas reports from Yap Island in Micronesia.

Source: Al Jazeera