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Coming soon: US economic framework for the Indo-Pacific

US must bring set of policies to the table to really compete with China: Analysts

In Jakarta this week US Secretary of State Antony Blinken provided a glimpse of Washington's vision for the region. PHOTO: AFP
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WASHINGTON - US Secretary of State Antony Blinken's trip this week to South-east Asia, though cut short, capped a flurry of visits to the region by top US officials.

But there remains one shoe left to drop, and the sooner the better from the point of view of the region - a promised new Indo-Pacific economic framework to be announced next year.

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