US President Joe Biden listens during a virtual meeting with Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on March 1. Photo: Bloomberg US President Joe Biden listens during a virtual meeting with Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on March 1. Photo: Bloomberg
US President Joe Biden listens during a virtual meeting with Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on March 1. Photo: Bloomberg
Anthony Rowley
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Anthony Rowley

Why Biden’s plan to ‘gang up’ on China could backfire badly on the US

  • If US-centred coalitions are the way forward, then China-centred coalitions are the obvious response, leaving nations caught in the middle and trade disrupted
  • Beijing is likely to scale up its challenge to US domination rather than backing down

US President Joe Biden listens during a virtual meeting with Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on March 1. Photo: Bloomberg US President Joe Biden listens during a virtual meeting with Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on March 1. Photo: Bloomberg
US President Joe Biden listens during a virtual meeting with Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on March 1. Photo: Bloomberg
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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