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Pence markers on the China decoupling road

US Vice-President may have been less combative towards Beijing in recent speech but make no mistake about the trajectory of US-China ties

A week, Harold Wilson once said, is a long time in politics. How about a year then, in international politics?

The quote from the former British prime minister came to me recently when I was reading through US Vice-President Mike Pence's most recent speech on China, delivered at the Wilson Centre - named not for the British leader but after the US president who held power during World War I.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 08, 2019, with the headline 'Pence markers on the China decoupling road'. Print Edition | Subscribe