Premier Li Keqiang applauds as Commerce Minister Zhong Shan holds up the agreement during the signing ceremony for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership trade pact on Sunday. China’s growing importance in and integration with the Asia-Pacific region requires the United States to reassess its foreign policy. Photo: AFP Premier Li Keqiang applauds as Commerce Minister Zhong Shan holds up the agreement during the signing ceremony for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership trade pact on Sunday. China’s growing importance in and integration with the Asia-Pacific region requires the United States to reassess its foreign policy. Photo: AFP
Premier Li Keqiang applauds as Commerce Minister Zhong Shan holds up the agreement during the signing ceremony for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership trade pact on Sunday. China’s growing importance in and integration with the Asia-Pacific region requires the United States to reassess its foreign policy. Photo: AFP
Tom Plate
Opinion

Opinion

Tom Plate

US needs to start seeing China not as an enemy but a contributor to peace and prosperity

  • After decades of neglect and bad choices, if the United States now concludes it has a China problem in Asia, it is in part of its own making
  • Now is the time for Biden to rebuild the State Department, make the right appointments, re-engage and reassess foreign policy

Premier Li Keqiang applauds as Commerce Minister Zhong Shan holds up the agreement during the signing ceremony for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership trade pact on Sunday. China’s growing importance in and integration with the Asia-Pacific region requires the United States to reassess its foreign policy. Photo: AFP Premier Li Keqiang applauds as Commerce Minister Zhong Shan holds up the agreement during the signing ceremony for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership trade pact on Sunday. China’s growing importance in and integration with the Asia-Pacific region requires the United States to reassess its foreign policy. Photo: AFP
Premier Li Keqiang applauds as Commerce Minister Zhong Shan holds up the agreement during the signing ceremony for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership trade pact on Sunday. China’s growing importance in and integration with the Asia-Pacific region requires the United States to reassess its foreign policy. Photo: AFP
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