US President Donald Trump and China’s President Xi Jinping in 2017. Photo: AFP
Chan Heng Chee
Opinion

Opinion

Chan Heng Chee

US-China rivalry: it’s not a Cold War, but is conflict inevitable or avoidable?

  • Neither Washington nor Beijing want conflict in the South China Sea, or over Taiwan or Hong Kong, says former Singapore ambassador Chan Heng Chee
  • But in the absence of mutual trust, they will push their positions to the farthest limit, and Asean will be the site of keen strategic competition
US President Donald Trump and China’s President Xi Jinping in 2017. Photo: AFP
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