Then US president Donald Trump (left) sits with Japan’s then prime minister Shinzo Abe and China’s President Xi Jinping at the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan, on June 28, 2019. A vision of trilateral cooperation that includes the US, China and Japan would prevent Asia from becoming a theatre of US-China competition. Photo: Kyodo Then US president Donald Trump (left) sits with Japan’s then prime minister Shinzo Abe and China’s President Xi Jinping at the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan, on June 28, 2019. A vision of trilateral cooperation that includes the US, China and Japan would prevent Asia from becoming a theatre of US-China competition. Photo: Kyodo
Then US president Donald Trump (left) sits with Japan’s then prime minister Shinzo Abe and China’s President Xi Jinping at the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan, on June 28, 2019. A vision of trilateral cooperation that includes the US, China and Japan would prevent Asia from becoming a theatre of US-China competition. Photo: Kyodo
Anthony Rowley
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Anthony Rowley

Biden must seek a new balance of equals in Asia to avert a US-China partition

  • China’s massive push into Asia is a reaction to the dominant US presence and close US-Japan ties. To prevent a partitioned Asia, Biden should prioritise US-China-Japan relations instead

Then US president Donald Trump (left) sits with Japan’s then prime minister Shinzo Abe and China’s President Xi Jinping at the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan, on June 28, 2019. A vision of trilateral cooperation that includes the US, China and Japan would prevent Asia from becoming a theatre of US-China competition. Photo: Kyodo Then US president Donald Trump (left) sits with Japan’s then prime minister Shinzo Abe and China’s President Xi Jinping at the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan, on June 28, 2019. A vision of trilateral cooperation that includes the US, China and Japan would prevent Asia from becoming a theatre of US-China competition. Photo: Kyodo
Then US president Donald Trump (left) sits with Japan’s then prime minister Shinzo Abe and China’s President Xi Jinping at the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan, on June 28, 2019. A vision of trilateral cooperation that includes the US, China and Japan would prevent Asia from becoming a theatre of US-China competition. Photo: Kyodo
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Anthony Rowley

Anthony Rowley

Anthony Rowley is a veteran journalist specialising in Asian economic and financial affairs. He was formerly Business Editor and International Finance Editor of the Hong Kong-based Far Eastern Economic Review and worked earlier on The Times newspaper in London