IEMS’ David Zweig wrote an article published in the SCMP about the three corners of a triangular that USA, China, and their military and economic allies represent. Professor named Australia, South Korea, and the Philippines as main countries that have to balance between USA and China. The main reason is that these countries have their national security backed by USA and their economy supported by economic agreements with China.
Despite all these facts, positions of countries within the triangle move with leadership changes. Political leaders in Australia, South Korea and the Philippines greatly affect countries’ relationships with the two world powers.
Read full article here: China’s cash and American troops are inspiring fine balancing act from US allies in East Asia.
The story was also published in two other Chinese media outlets: 港媒：亚太国家如何在中美角力中求平衡 and 港媒：亞太國家如何在中美角力中求平衡.
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