This chapter explores why China is being termed as a revisionist power by the United States: first, China’s communist ideology based on a “one-party system” led by the Communist Party of China is an antithesis to the US’s own democratic values; and second, China is creating alternative mechanisms, norms and economic institutions, substituting the US-led international order. By focusing on the US’s relations with India, China and other powers such as Japan and South Korea in the Indo-Pacific, the chapter reveals how the US is trying to stay involved in the region, either bilaterally or multilaterally through maritime cooperation or counter-terrorism cooperation. For the foreseeable future, from a geostrategic perspective, the US administration is bound to sustain its partnership with like-minded countries such as India, Japan, South Korea, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore and the ASEAN countries to preserve the balance of power in Asia, even if that means irking China.