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In Asia, U.S.'s Pompeo expected to bolster allies against China

WorldNews Friday, 23 October 2020
In Asia, U.S.'s Pompeo expected to bolster allies against ChinaBy Sanjeev Miglani NEW DELHI (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State of Mike Pompeo is flying to India next week to strengthen strategic ties with a nation that is locked in a military standoff with China, in Washington's latest effort to bolster allies against Beijing. As part of an intensifying pushback against China's economic and military power in the region, Pompeo will also travel to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, two key Indian Ocean countries that are struggling with a mountain of Chinese debt incurred to finance big infrastructure projects. Pompeo will conclude his trip, which comes in the final week before the U.S. presidential election, in Indonesia which is also locked in territorial...
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