- Aug 20, 2010
Not happening. I really am beginning to have doubts about the QUAD. If this is how Biden-Harris continue to simp with Emperor Xi, we need to activate the French trump card. France may not be able to take on China's might but it can definitely convince the EU to boycott China economically & exert economic pressure.Let's see
The new Japanese PM Kishida is not impressed with the new administration. He's an old-timer and has seen the degradation of the US from Obama to now. Abe was smart to veer Japanese foreign policy from USA-Only and focus on regional powers like us and Australians for a concerted pressure circle around China and Kishida is an Abe-man.
CCP is an existential threat for Japan so they will understand our position. Given the weakening US leadership, the Japanese can be convinced to take a more independent stand.
We are also not doing much to bring Vietnam into either of these forums. They are right now the most important regional players in ASEAN when it comes to the CCP. They are located right across the economic heartland of the CCP i.e., Pearl River Delta. While we can expect that area to be heavily guarded, putting the PRD within Vietnam's striking range can send jitters to the Emperor.
Besides, Vietnam is the only country with the balls to be able to do something in case Xinnie the Poop gets naughty.