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Trump sees Japan’s Abe as ally in push back against China: adviser

3 months ago
Lucas Niewenhuis
D
espite a demand during his campaign “that Japan pay more for the upkeep of U.S. forces on its soil,” Trump may be set to deepen the U.S.-Japan alliance as a counterweight to China, according to a security adviser to Trump. The Japanese prime minister and American president-elect are set to meet next week, when they may discuss military budgets and the possibility of joint patrols in the South China Sea.
By Lucas Niewenhuis
Lucas Niewenhuis is an associate editor at SupChina who helps curate daily news and produce the publication's newsletter, app, and website. Previously, Lucas researched China-Africa relations at the Social Science Research Council and interned at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He has studied Chinese language and culture in Shanghai and Beijing, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
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