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From the Asian dragon to the Tiger of the golf links

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There is little question that the United States and China, having arrived at a key fork in the road of history, have decided to travel in separate directions.

This places severe challenges before every Asian state because China is a close neighbour that is not only a top trading partner for most, but increasingly, an investor too. On the other hand, the US-led West is a geographical construct.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on January 12, 2020, with the headline 'From the Asian dragon to the Tiger of the golf links'. Print Edition | Subscribe