For last few months,
especially since the outbreak of Covid-19, the Asian country of China is in an aggressive
mode. It has created problems across the continent – even in the border which the
country shares with India. Almost all Asian countries, including India, Japan
and South Korea, are unhappy with China.
The development, in a
sense, is a good opportunity for the North American country of the United
States of America. The US can develop an alternative which can counter the
present model developed by the Asian superpower.
The Australia, Japan,
the United States and India initiative is the right beginning. It can present itself
as a serious challenge to the China-led model.
countries in the region, like Pakistan, Sri Lankan and Nepal, have almost
completely fallen under the clutches of China.
With the new option,
what the US can offer is not only an opportunity for the anti-China countries
to defend themselves from the aggression of China, but also a chance for those
countries, which has fallen mistakenly under the clutches of Beijing, to
recover from the fall.
The Asian multilateralism
is unique in nature. It is crisis driven. Almost all powerful multilateral institutions
in the region are the products of crises.
Given the character of
the Asian multilateralism, the present Covid-19 crisis is also a perfect opportunity
for the emergence of a strong multilateral institution.
It is high time to counter
the aggression of China.
The US has to remember
one thing: what Asia wants is a equal partner not the western version of ‘bossy’
Now, the responsibility is in the shoulder of the US. If the world’s most powerful country utilises this opportunity rightly, it can easily retain its dominant position – which China wants to capture from the world number one.
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