An American defence official says the US and China are locked in an ideological battle. Photo: Reuters

US and China in ideological battle for the future, defence official says

  • Cooperative steps with allies under consideration to counter expanded Chinese footprint in Asia and Europe
  • Competing interests among European countries make working strategies difficult, analysts say
Topic |   US-China relations

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An American defence official says the US and China are locked in an ideological battle. Photo: Reuters
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Swiss president Ueli Maurer will attend the second belt and road summit next week. Photo: AFP

Switzerland to sign belt and road deal during President Ueli Maurer's China trip

  • Accord is to cement ties with major trading partner as other Western countries view Xi Jinping’s infrastructure and trade plan with scepticism
  • Switzerland sees the agreement as a way to support economic development, especially in central Asia
Topic |   Belt and Road Initiative

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Swiss president Ueli Maurer will attend the second belt and road summit next week. Photo: AFP
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