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January 28, 2020

US must revamp post-WWII order in Indo-Pacific to curb China ambitions, report says

The U.S. and its allies must establish new rules, norms and institutions in the Indo-Pacific region as a means of blunting China’s growing military and economic might there, recommends a congressionally mandated report released Tuesday.

The report, “Rising to the China Challenge: Renewing American Competitiveness in the Indo-Pacific,” authored by the think tank Center for New American Security, was a requirement in the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act to assess how best to implement the Pentagon’s defense strategy in the Indo-Pacific.

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