US seeks alliance against China in Indo-Pacific

Harris rebukes China in speech on Indo-Pacific US vice president Kamala Harris assures partners in Asia of continued American engagement in the region. Harris, who is on a weeklong swing through Southeast Asia, declared that the U.S. “stands with our allies and our partners” in the face of threats from China. In her speech, Harris was careful to emphasize that the U.S. is seeking greater engagement in the Indo-Pacific region not just to counter China, but to advance an “optimistic vision that we have for our participation and partnership in the region.” 01:14 Interview Peter Jennings Peter Jennings, executive director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), explains why the US has a credibility problem in the Indo-Pacific region.