US-China Tensions Remain High

Despite moderate rhetoric from US officials, temperature continues to rise

By: Toh Han Shih

Despite conciliatory remarks from US Defense Secretary Lloyd James Austin (above) and Deputy State Secretary Wendy Sherman, tensions between the US and China are likely to ratchet up in the coming months. This may put some Southeast Asian countries in a tighter bind as they feel increasing pressure to choose between these two superpowers…

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