The Mariana Islands, comprising CNMI and Guam, and located in the north-western Pacific, were once seen as “the tip of the spear” of American power projection. Photo: Alamy

US-China battle for dominance extends across Pacific, above and below the sea

  • Even the US’ Mariana Islands are caught up in Washington and Beijing’s simmering power struggle in the region
  • From unprecedented deep-sea research in the Mariana Trench to what was the world’s most lucrative casino operation, China’s influence is growing in an area once essential for American power projection
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The Mariana Islands, comprising CNMI and Guam, and located in the north-western Pacific, were once seen as “the tip of the spear” of American power projection. Photo: Alamy
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