An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter launches off the USS Ronald Reagan in the South China Sea. Photo: Handout via Reuters An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter launches off the USS Ronald Reagan in the South China Sea. Photo: Handout via Reuters
An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter launches off the USS Ronald Reagan in the South China Sea. Photo: Handout via Reuters
Hugh White
Opinion

Opinion

Hugh White

To help defuse US-China tensions, Asian states must agree on America’s role in region

  • From Washington’s end, the rivalry is driven by unrealistic assumptions about its future role in Asia
  • To balance China, leading Asian countries should have a frank discussion about Washington’s role in Asia and convey their views plainly to the US

An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter launches off the USS Ronald Reagan in the South China Sea. Photo: Handout via Reuters An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter launches off the USS Ronald Reagan in the South China Sea. Photo: Handout via Reuters
An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter launches off the USS Ronald Reagan in the South China Sea. Photo: Handout via Reuters
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