Rivalry with China in Pacific need not lead to new Cold War, says U.S. security advisor

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By Kirsty Needham SYDNEY (Reuters) – The “stiff competition” between the United States and China in the Indo-Pacific does not have to turn into a new Cold War, U.S. national security advisor Jake Sullivan said on Thursday, describing the United States as “doubling down” on its presence in the region. Earlier on Thursday China’s President Xi Jinping said the Asia Pacific region must not return to the tensions of the Cold War era, and warned against forming small circles on geopolitical grounds. In a speech delivered via videolink to Australia’s Lowy Institute, Sullivan said the United States ha…

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