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Military bases to ballistic missiles, what’s the target of Trump’s Asia strategy?

  • New US defence secretary Mark Esper has announced plans to deploy missiles and build more US bases in Asia
  • But he faces an uphill battle convincing countries wary of entering China’s crosshairs
Topic |   United States

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Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan is Asia Correspondent for the SCMP, covering breaking news, politics, diplomacy, trade and Southeast Asian macroeconomic trends. His work for the Post's Asia desk also focuses on the region's multifaceted interactions with the United States and China. A Singapore native, Bhavan previously worked for Agence France-Presse.