The US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell sails through the Philippine Sea. Photo: Reuters
David Adelman
Opinion

Opinion

David Adelman

The US needs to get back into Asia and be a stable counter to China’s influence

  • America is taking its eyes off Asia when it should be deepening its presence and broadening its ties, as China’s growing influence puts pressure on its smaller neighbours

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The US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell sails through the Philippine Sea. Photo: Reuters
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US President Donald Trump meets Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He (left) in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on February 22, 2019. Photo: AFP
Stephen Roach
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Opinion

Stephen Roach

Donald Trump’s case against China is deeply flawed and ignores weaknesses in the American economy

  • The US narrative on China – from the trade deficit to intellectual property theft to support for state-owned enterprises – rests on shaky foundations and does not account for America’s macroeconomic shortcomings

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US President Donald Trump meets Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He (left) in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on February 22, 2019. Photo: AFP
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