Pence and new US strategy for Asia

More than a dozen Pacific nations will convene in the capital of Papua New Guinea next week, where United States Vice-President Mike Pence will lay out the next phase of the Trump administration's ever-evolving Asia strategy.

His task is to convince the countries of South-east Asia that the US and its allies can offer them better options than capitulation to Chinese economic regional dominance.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 10, 2018, with the headline 'Pence and new US strategy for Asia'. Print Edition | Subscribe