US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (right) shakes hands with China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi during a meeting in Nusa Dua on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on July 9, 2022. Photo: AFP
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (right) shakes hands with China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi during a meeting in Nusa Dua on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on July 9, 2022. Photo: AFP
Mark J. Valencia
Opinion

Opinion

Mark J. Valencia

US must come clean on its desire to contain China in the Indo-Pacific

  • The US’ declared goal is a free and open Indo-Pacific, but its defence arrangements and displays of force in the region tell another story
  • Not only is Washington undermining the very principles it claims to uphold, it is clearly targeting China

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (right) shakes hands with China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi during a meeting in Nusa Dua on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on July 9, 2022. Photo: AFP
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (right) shakes hands with China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi during a meeting in Nusa Dua on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on July 9, 2022. Photo: AFP
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