Trump struggles to compete with Beijing’s big spenders | Arab News

Washington and New Delhi are seeking to finalize a US-India trade agreement before Donald Trump’s two-day trip this month.  While the immediate goal for the president is enhancing relations, the important longer-term objective is reinforcing his revamped regional Indo-Pacific strategy in the face of China’s growing strength.

The White House senses a wider, strategic opportunity to embed US regional influence in the Indo-Pacific (the Trump team’s preferred phrase for the massive geography spreading from the US west coast to India)following last May’s landslide re-election of Narendra Modi.
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