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US must face up to China mistakes

By Masao Sun 孫國祥

The US must face up to the mistakes it has made in its China strategy over the past 40 years.

For the foreseeable future, the freedom of navigation and the free and open Indo-Pacific advocated by the US in the Asia-Pacific region is likely to be regarded by the CCP as attempts to challenge its “core interests” and a threat to its national security.

Beijing will continue to establish the global code of conduct that it wants, and its Orwellian words and actions will not come to an end simply because of the White House’s condemnations.

On the contrary, they will continue to emerge for as long as emperor Xi continues to think that “I am the world.”

Masao Sun is a former director of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the US’ Culture Center.

Translated by Lin Lee-kai

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