Then US assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs Kurt Campbell speaks at the US embassy in Kuala Lumpur in 2012. Campbell will serve as coordinator for Indo-Pacific affairs on the National Security Council and deputy to National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan. Photo: AFP Then US assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs Kurt Campbell speaks at the US embassy in Kuala Lumpur in 2012. Campbell will serve as coordinator for Indo-Pacific affairs on the National Security Council and deputy to National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan. Photo: AFP
Then US assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs Kurt Campbell speaks at the US embassy in Kuala Lumpur in 2012. Campbell will serve as coordinator for Indo-Pacific affairs on the National Security Council and deputy to National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan. Photo: AFP
Shirley Ze Yu
Opinion

Opinion

Shirley Ze Yu

19th-century US world view has no place in Asia’s vibrant, China-led future

  • The world is moving beyond the order the Biden administration is cultivating, and no restoration or normalisation can bring back the old status quo
  • Competitive coexistence is a reality for China but a new strategy for the US, and while America searches for a renewed role in the region, China already has an established position

Then US assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs Kurt Campbell speaks at the US embassy in Kuala Lumpur in 2012. Campbell will serve as coordinator for Indo-Pacific affairs on the National Security Council and deputy to National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan. Photo: AFP Then US assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs Kurt Campbell speaks at the US embassy in Kuala Lumpur in 2012. Campbell will serve as coordinator for Indo-Pacific affairs on the National Security Council and deputy to National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan. Photo: AFP
Then US assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs Kurt Campbell speaks at the US embassy in Kuala Lumpur in 2012. Campbell will serve as coordinator for Indo-Pacific affairs on the National Security Council and deputy to National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan. Photo: AFP
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Shirley Ze Yu

Shirley Ze Yu

Dr Shirley Ze Yu is Asia fellow at Ash Centre, Harvard Kennedy School, a senior visiting fellow at the Institute of Global Affairs at London School of Economics, and an associate at the Lau China Institute at King's College London. She has held senior executive roles in Chinese and global corporations over the past decade, and was formerly a China Central Television (CCTV) news anchor.