The United States must go beyond ‘baby steps’ in infrastructure as China builds strong bonds in Asia, says former US ambassador

The United States is offering little to counter China’s massive infrastructure drive, failing to invest the attention and resources needed to make its Indo-Pacific strategy a major force in the region, according to David Shear, a former US ambassador to Vietnam.Shear, who was also assistant secretary of defence for Asian and Pacific security affairs from 2014 to 2016, said China and the US were competing for dominance in the region and both countries needed to build strong bonds with regional…



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