Biden on tour in Japan, in-sight China


Md. Ashraful Islam: US President Joe Biden has arrived in Japan after South Korea as part of his first Asia tour.

There, China is set to launch a regional economic plan to counter its growing hegemony.

He will also meet with Quadrilateral Security Dialogue or Quad leaders. In addition to the United States, this alliance includes India, Japan, and Australia.

Biden arrived in Japan on Sunday and met with other Japanese business leaders, including the president of the Toyota Motor Corporation, at the ambassador’s residence in Tokyo, an official said.

Biden will speak to Emperor Akihito on the phone before meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishidar on Monday.

In a meeting with Kishidar, Biden is expected to discuss plans to increase Japan’s military capabilities and strengthen China’s response to growing power.

Biden plans to launch the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) on Monday.

These activities will further strengthen the ties between the countries of the region through a single standard in areas such as digital trade, infrastructure, transparent energy, and free and orderly supply.

The Indo-Pacific region has seen a surge in U.S. economic pillars since former U.S. President Donald Trump pulled out of a multinational trans-Pacific trade deal. And in this opportunity, China continues to exert influence there.


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