The US is keen to bolster its ties with regional allies in the Indo-Pacific region, according to a Chinese think tank. Photo: AFP

South China Sea: US stages 85 military exercises with regional allies in 2019, report says

  • Washington keen to boost the defence capabilities of its Asian partners and ‘enhance interoperability’, Peking University think tank says
  • US ‘likely to stage more drills on core combat capability … to handle the perceived regional security threat’, it says
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The US is keen to bolster its ties with regional allies in the Indo-Pacific region, according to a Chinese think tank. Photo: AFP
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Teddy Ng

Teddy Ng

Teddy Ng joined the Post’s China desk in 2011, focusing on the nation’s foreign affairs. He is now deputy editor of the section.