U.S. President Joe Biden is on the last leg of his visit to Asia.
During the trip, he unveiled his new Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, a partnership with 12 other nations across Asia and Oceania. He’s also meeting with members of the QUAD – a security alliance which includes the U.S., India, Japan and Australia. China has responded strongly to these developments saying the strategy is “doomed to fail.”
We start with this report from CGTN’s Phoebe Amoroso.
Joining the discussion:
- Jenny Town is a Senior Fellow with the Stimson Center and Director of Stimson’s 38 North Program.
- Shihoko Goto is the Director for Geoeconomics and Indo-Pacific Enterprise and the Deputy Director of the Asia Program at the Wilson Center.
- Einar Tangen is a political and economic affairs commentator.
- Sourabh Gupta is the Senior Asia-Pacific international relations policy specialist at the Institute for China-America Studies.
— Reuters (@Reuters) May 23, 2022
— The Times Of India (@timesofindia) May 22, 2022
At a public event in Tokyo on May 23, President Biden and 12 regional counterparts officially launched the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF).
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