China’s strategic intentions in Indo-Pacific destabilising: Pentagon

By: PTI | Washington |
Published: May 16, 2018 3:59:58 pm

“Our aim is for all nations to live in prosperity, security, and liberty, free from coercion and able to choose their own path,” the senior Pentagon official said.(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

The Trump administration has said that China’s strategic intentions and trajectory in the Indo-Pacific are destabilising and counterproductive, reiterating its pledge to maintain the region free and open. Randall Schriver, Assistant Secretary of Defence, Asian and Pacific Security Affairs, during a Congressional hearing told lawmakers that the US will continue to pursue a constructive, result-oriented relationship with China, but it will not accept policies or actions that threaten to undermine the international rules-based order.

“Our approach to the region and our strategy to maintain a…

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