Washington Report Podcast: US discusses China's rising military power in Indo-Pacific

In our Washington Report Podcast: We discuss the call for the US and its allies to operate with greater urgency in the Indo-Pacific, considering tensions resulting from China’s increasingly assertive military actions.

Washington Report Ep 24: US discusses how to deal with China's rising military power in Indo-Pacific

10:23 mins

Synopsis: Every week, The Straits Times analyses the latest developments in the United States.

Mr Steve Okun, senior advisor, McLarty Associates - standing in for The Straits Times' US bureau chief Nirmal Ghosh who is on leave - chats with Money FM 89.3's Elliot Danker and Bharati Jagdish.

0:00 Highlights of conversation (click/tap above):

1:05 Significance of the US Senate's confirmation of President Joe Biden's pick for its ambassador to Singapore - technology entrepreneur Jonathan Kaplan

2:23 Call for US and its allies to operate with greater urgency in the Indo-Pacific with tensions resulting from China's increasingly assertive military actions

3:45 Consequences of the tensions surrounding Taiwan

5:10 Former US secretary of State Hillary Clinton highlights the need to not forget about concerns over Russian President Vladimir Putin's power plans

Produced by: The Breakfast Huddle, Money FM 89.3, Ernest Luis & Fa'izah Sani

Edited by: Dan Koh

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