The Chinese navy conducts a patrol in the disputed Spratly Islands, as part of what has been termed militarisation in the South China Sea. Photo: Reuters

China rewards and bullies countries to push its Indo-Pacific agenda, top US diplomat says

  • Inducements and intimidation help Beijing pursue its repressive vision for the region, East Asia and Pacific chief David Stilwell tells Senate committee
  • But there is room for engagement with China, and US should not ‘demonise everything’ about it, Stilwell says
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The Chinese navy conducts a patrol in the disputed Spratly Islands, as part of what has been termed militarisation in the South China Sea. Photo: Reuters
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