Escaping spiralling global uncertainty | East Asia Forum

… the ramifications of the strategic competition that’s been launched between the United States and China. Countries are being forced to make starker choices between the United States and China in trade, investment, technology and rules. But they are also being made to choose between a rules-based multilateral system and short-term gain in a world of chaos without such rules. Standing up to powerful countries, including the most powerful, is far from easy. Doing so in an alliance of like-minded countries that want to protect openness, rules and multilateralism will be a little easier.
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