The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz leads a formation of ships from the Indian Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force and the US Navy in the Bay of Bengal during a naval exercise in 2017. Photo: AFP The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz leads a formation of ships from the Indian Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force and the US Navy in the Bay of Bengal during a naval exercise in 2017. Photo: AFP
The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz leads a formation of ships from the Indian Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force and the US Navy in the Bay of Bengal during a naval exercise in 2017. Photo: AFP
Alexander Downer
Opinion

Opinion

Alexander Downer, Samir Saran and Koji Tsuruoka

Britain should shed its China obsession to seize the moment in the Indo-Pacific

  • Post-Brexit Britain needs to move away from its China-centric policy and step up trade engagements in the region, which offers potential for win-win economic gains
  • London should also look to join its allies, including the US, India, Australia in the support of regional security to manage the risks posed by Beijing

The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz leads a formation of ships from the Indian Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force and the US Navy in the Bay of Bengal during a naval exercise in 2017. Photo: AFP The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz leads a formation of ships from the Indian Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force and the US Navy in the Bay of Bengal during a naval exercise in 2017. Photo: AFP
The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz leads a formation of ships from the Indian Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force and the US Navy in the Bay of Bengal during a naval exercise in 2017. Photo: AFP
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Alexander Downer

Alexander Downer

Alexander Downer is Chairman of Policy Exchange and former Foreign Minister of Australia.

Samir Saran

Samir Saran

Samir Saran is President of the Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi

Koji Tsuruoka

Koji Tsuruoka

Koji Tsuruoka is former Japanese Ambassador to the UK