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What Will an Indo-Pacific Supply Chain Resilience Initiative Mean for China?


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The emergence of alternative global supply chains could hurt China’s economic influence. Beijing must dial down its ‘charm offensive’ economic policies to remain an attractive trade partner.

Disengaging from the Chinese economy has emerged as a matter of serious strategic debate among the Indo-Pacific Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (‘the Quad’) countries – the US, Australia, Japan and India – as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and China’s increasing assertiveness in the region. The trade and commerce ministers of India, Australia and Japan conducted a virtual meeting on 1 September 2020. They recognised the need to enhance an alternative supply chain

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