Sino File by Cary Huang
By snubbing China in Rimpac, US plays a dangerous war game
Observers speculate the US is fortifying a coalition with an aim to contain China’s rising clout. If they are right, Beijing’s increasingly assertive foreign policy could prove one of its greatest diplomatic failures
Cary Huang is a veteran China affairs columnist, having written on this topic since the early 1990s. He joined the Post in 2004, and was based in Beijing between 2005 and 2013, first as a correspondent and then as bureau chief. He was previously China editor at The Standard from 1992 until 2004.