US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper reviews a Vietnamese honour guard on his recent visit to Asia. Photo: EPA-EFE
Richard Heydarian
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Richard Heydarian

US finding force is as vital as words in its territorial game with China

  • Pentagon rallies regional partners to coax China towards path of international rules, focusing on nations that resist Chinese intrusion
  • Beijing, too, has upped its activities as it tries to deter and expel an American military presence

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US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper reviews a Vietnamese honour guard on his recent visit to Asia. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Henry Kissinger says he believes the US and China will eventually learn to live together. Photo: AFP

Henry Kissinger warns of ‘catastrophic’ conflicts unless China and US settle their differences

  • ‘It will be worse than the world wars that ruined European civilisation,’ says former secretary of state and adviser to Richard Nixon
  • One side cannot dominate the other – and they have to get used to that, veteran diplomat says
Topic |   US-China relations

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Henry Kissinger says he believes the US and China will eventually learn to live together. Photo: AFP
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