USSC CEO Dr Michael Green tells the Financial Times that South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol’s decision not to meet US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the stance of South-East Asian nations showed there was some “anxiety” in the region, but he added there was more support for Pelosi’s trip in Japan than some had suggested.

Dr Green said that US President Biden had complicated the situation for allies and partners by saying the Pentagon did not think the trip was a good idea.