US President Donald Trump meets China's President Xi Jinping at a G20 summit in Japan last year. Photo: Reuters US President Donald Trump meets China's President Xi Jinping at a G20 summit in Japan last year. Photo: Reuters
US President Donald Trump meets China's President Xi Jinping at a G20 summit in Japan last year. Photo: Reuters
Charles Crabtree
Opinion

Opinion

Charles Crabtree and Elliot Silverberg

Asia shouldn’t underestimate America’s ability to counter China

  • Both experts and the public have a tendency to pick apart Washington’s missteps in great detail while overestimating Beijing’s strength
  • But predictions of America’s military retrenchment from the Indo-Pacific are overblown, and could threaten to become self-fulfilling

US President Donald Trump meets China's President Xi Jinping at a G20 summit in Japan last year. Photo: Reuters US President Donald Trump meets China's President Xi Jinping at a G20 summit in Japan last year. Photo: Reuters
US President Donald Trump meets China's President Xi Jinping at a G20 summit in Japan last year. Photo: Reuters
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