Randall Schriver, the US assistant secretary of defense for Asian and Pacific security affairs, says the debate over China's role in the Pacific isn't about siding with one superpower. Photo: Ola Thorsen/US Embassy. DECEMBER 11, 2018 Sam Sachdeva Sam Sachdeva is Newsroom's political editor, covering foreign affairs, trade, defence, and security issues. Show more Foreign Affairs US official sends China warning TO READ THE FULL STORY ON NEWSROOM PRO SUBSCRIBE TO PRO SIGN IN TO PRO Subscribe now to start a free trial of Newsroom Pro for 28 days. View our subscription options Comments Newsroom does not allow comments directly on this website. We invite all readers who wish to discuss a story or leave a comment to visit us on Twitter or Facebook. We also welcome your news tips and feedback via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.