US acting assistant secretary of defence for Indo-Pacific David Helvey. Photo: Handout

US-China competition in Indo-Pacific a ‘marathon, not a sprint’, acting assistant secretary of defence says

  • Head of Washington’s regional strategy David Helvey calls on ‘like-minded partners’ to defend international order
  • Conflict ‘not inevitable’ but countries cannot sit ‘idly by’ while Beijing bends and disregards rules
Topic |   US-China relations
US acting assistant secretary of defence for Indo-Pacific David Helvey. Photo: Handout
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