US News: The US has started working on a strategy to strengthen its position in the Indo-Pacific region. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has offered to boost defense and intelligence work with its partners to counter China in the Indian Pacific. Antony Blinken has expressed concern about China’s aggressive attitude and actions in the Indo-Pacific region. He said that the Asian treaty alliances would be further strengthened.
America will increase its power in the Indo-Pacific region
Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the United States would further strengthen ties with allies such as Japan, South Korea, Thailand and the Philippines. Will boost defence, cyber and intelligence capabilities with Indo-Pacific partners. However, he insisted that this is not a competition between a US-centric or a China-centric region. He also said that Washington is committed to pressing for an end to violence in Myanmar and a return to an inclusive democracy.
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Blinken to visit Malaysia Thailand
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will also visit Malaysia and Thailand this week. He said President Joe Biden is in favor of promoting peace and development in the region. Blinken said the US would work to strengthen supply chains, bridging the region’s infrastructure gaps from ports and roads to power grids and the Internet. Blinken is making his first trip to Southeast Asia since President Joe Biden took office in January
China has been claiming almost the entire South China Sea. The international tribunal had said that China’s claim has no legal basis, despite this China wants to maintain its dominance in the region. China has rejected the US stand as interference by an outside power that could threaten the stability of Asia. The Chinese Foreign Ministry did not immediately comment on the US Secretary of State’s remarks.
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