Asia won’t have to choose between the U.S. and China, Says Kamala Harris

Vice President Kamala Harris had made a statement in the speech that she made on a Tuesday. This was very recent obviously as we bring the best news to you. She called out Beijing’s actions in the South China Sea in the speech that she made. If you are in touch with the news then you will see the recent emerging trends or problems here in Asia.

She gave a speech because she sought to assure countries in Asia that they do not have to worry or make an impossible choice. The Asian countries are free and they won’t have to choose between the United States and China. This is reassuring to a certain degree.

Asia won’t have to choose between the U.S. and China, Says Kamala Harris
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris

“We are very well aware of the fact that Beijing continues to coerce and to intimidate and to make claims to the vast majority of South China Sea,” Harris has spoken about this in a speech that she delivered in Singapore. This was during her first official visit to Southeast Asia

“These unlawful claims which actually have been rejected by the 2016 arbitral tribunal decision, had come on about again. The fact that Beijing’s actions continue to undermine the rules that has been set and are in fact based order and then threatened the sovereignty of all the other nations,” she added. “The United States will obviously be standing with our allies and associates or rather partners in hand in order to face this problem in the face of these threats.”

Harris had made this perfectly clear in her statement and she has also assured countries in the region that they will not have to choose any one among the two. She had said that the United States will not make them choose or rather pick one among the or between the two options of Washington and Beijing.

“I must be very clear” she had said, “Our engagement that has been going on in Southeast Asia and the Indo-Pacific is not set up particularly against any one country, nor have we designed it to make anyone choose between the two of the countries”. It is indeed a statement that had been making a strong impact.