US President Joe Biden arrives at Melsbroek military airport, near Brussels, on June 13, for two days of summits with Nato leaders and the European Union. The Biden foreign policy team is now seeking to carry forward the anti-China stance that the Trump administration adopted. Photo: AFP US President Joe Biden arrives at Melsbroek military airport, near Brussels, on June 13, for two days of summits with Nato leaders and the European Union. The Biden foreign policy team is now seeking to carry forward the anti-China stance that the Trump administration adopted. Photo: AFP
US President Joe Biden arrives at Melsbroek military airport, near Brussels, on June 13, for two days of summits with Nato leaders and the European Union. The Biden foreign policy team is now seeking to carry forward the anti-China stance that the Trump administration adopted. Photo: AFP
Tom Plate
Opinion

Opinion

Tom Plate

Why the US can’t afford to overhype the China threat

  • A new report that takes a holistic view of the China challenge acknowledges the Chinese dream as a driving force behind Beijing’s strategic decisions
  • Biden and his team should take note, and temper their China obsession to direct attention – and limited resources – to the goal of rebuilding America

US President Joe Biden arrives at Melsbroek military airport, near Brussels, on June 13, for two days of summits with Nato leaders and the European Union. The Biden foreign policy team is now seeking to carry forward the anti-China stance that the Trump administration adopted. Photo: AFP US President Joe Biden arrives at Melsbroek military airport, near Brussels, on June 13, for two days of summits with Nato leaders and the European Union. The Biden foreign policy team is now seeking to carry forward the anti-China stance that the Trump administration adopted. Photo: AFP
US President Joe Biden arrives at Melsbroek military airport, near Brussels, on June 13, for two days of summits with Nato leaders and the European Union. The Biden foreign policy team is now seeking to carry forward the anti-China stance that the Trump administration adopted. Photo: AFP
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Tom Plate

Tom Plate

Tom Plate is a university professor and a veteran columnist focused on Asia and America. This Distinguished Scholar of Asian and Pacific Studies at Loyola Marymount University has orchestrated live interactive seminars with major universities across Asia, as part of the LMU’s path-finding Asia Media International Centre. He is also the author of 13 books, including the bestsellers “Confessions of an American Media Man” (2007), four volumes in the “Giants of Asia” series, and three In the 'Tom Plate on Asia' book series. He is vice-president of the Pacific Century Institute, in Los Angeles.