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China foreign minister says USA's Indo-Pacific strategy 'doomed to fail'

Its aim is to gang up and create 'small circles' in an attempt to contain China, says Wang Yi's ministry.

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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said the US’s Indo-Pacific strategy is “doomed to fail,” making his remarks while President Joe Biden is in the region to increase engagement with allies and counter China’s rise and influence.

“Facts will prove that the so-called ‘Indo-Pacific strategy’ is essentially a strategy for creating divisions, a strategy for inciting confrontation, and a strategy for destroying peace,” the Chinese foreign ministry said in a statement after Wang met his Pakistani counterpart Bilawal Bhutto in Guangzhou Sunday. 

In his first trip to Asia as US president, Biden has met with South Korea’s newly elected leader Yoon Suk Yeol.

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First Published: May 22 2022 | 9:35 PM IST

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