Wary of China, US announces initiatives worth $113 mn in emerging Asia

  U S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday announced $113 million in new technology, energy and infrastructure initiatives in emerging Asia at a time when China is pouring billions of dollars in investments into the region.

Amid increased US trade frictions with China, Pompeo's announcement sought to build on President Donald Trump's "Indo Pacific" strategy that aims to cast the United States as a trustworthy partner in the region. Pompeo said the United States was seeking a "free and open".....

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