Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
Richard Heydarian
Opinion

Opinion

Richard Heydarian

Why US and China’s push to set up rival power blocs are likely to fail

  • China’s biggest ally Russia has concerns about Beijing’s influence in its backyard while US allies in the Asia-Pacific favour neutrality and maintaining Chinese ties
  • Meanwhile, the middle powers from Japan and India to Australia and the EU have every incentive to prevent a ‘digital iron curtain’ and outright war

Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
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