Power Play

US-China relations - when hawks rule

The rise in hyper-nationalism on both sides diminishes room for pragmatism and compromise, making a drift to open conflict much easier.

US President Joe Biden in a virtual meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the White House on Nov 15, 2021. PHOTO: REUTERS
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Power Play is a weekly column that looks at various facets of US-China rivalry and its implications for Asia.

WASHINGTON - There is ample evidence in Washington, from media hawks to Congress to the national security establishment, that the United States cannot tolerate the challenge of China's rise as an alternative global hegemon.

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