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US vows stepped-up Indo-Pacific effort in push back against China

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Sat, 2022-02-12 01:57

WASHINGTON: The United States vowed on Friday to commit more diplomatic and security resources to the Indo-Pacific to push back against what its sees as China’s bid to create a regional sphere of influence and become the world’s most influential power.
In a 12-page strategy overview, the Biden administration said it would focus on every corner of the region from South Asia to the Pacific Islands to strengthen its long-term position and commitment.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Australia's FM Marise Payne, India's Minister of External Affairs S. Jaishankar, and Japan's FM Yoshimasa Hayashi participate in the Quad press conference in Melbourne,  on Feb. 11, 2022. (Hamish Blair/AP)
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