The Biden administration's emphasis on alliances and multilateralism as well as democratic values were also underlined in its messaging.
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"We will confront China's economic abuses, counter its aggressive coercive action, push back on China's attack on human rights, intellectual property and global governance," Biden said.
Experts warn it may take time to overcome skepticism among allies that Washington can be trusted to honor its international and regional commitments
Over the past few years, U.S.-Japan relations have been tested by the administration of Trump, who has asserted his "America First" agenda.
Abe's longevity enabled him to pursue consistent foreign policies even at the risk of eliciting a strong public backlash, according to observers.
KOYA, Wakayama Pref. (Kyodo) In a dimly lit hall in the sacred Koyasan temple complex, a Swiss-born Buddhist priest joins other monks in reciting sutras in the early morning as foreign tourists watch the solemn 90-minute ceremony with intense interest. Kurt Genso, 57, whose real ...