The decade of living dangerously: Impact of US-China rivalry on Asia

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Containers of Sinovac Biotech Covid-19 vaccine arriving on a Chinese military aircraft in Manila on Feb 28. The writer highlights the need to work “with the grain” in the region, which includes addressing the region’s internal economic and public health needs. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG
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The 2020s are going to be a make or break decade for American and Chinese global power, when the balance of strategic, economic and technological power between Washington and Beijing is likely to move closer to parity than ever before.

The 2020s are therefore going to be a decade of living dangerously.

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