China’s choice in supporting Russia or not goes down to its impact on its global rise and interest in invading Taiwan.
Michael A. Allen
The Chinese spy balloon has deflated U.S. public support for cooperation with China and increases the likelihood of further confrontation.
A new agreement gives the U.S. access to more military bases in the Philippines, increasing its ability to thwart possible Chinese efforts to seize Taiwan.
Withdrawal from its overseas commitments will make it harder for the U.S. to maintain its alliances and the international institutions it has crafted.