Some experts have posited that China's support of Russia is strategic in that it serves Chinese goals to keep the U.S. and the West occupied and distracted in Ukraine rather than focusing on Asia. The U.S. appears to recognize the challenge and is working to create opportunities to strengthen and build alliances in Asia to counter China's growing influence.
This article provides a good overview of recent actions the U.S. is taking to strengthen alliances and build up its presence in the Indo-Pacific region.
"Is America Postured for a Fight in the Indo-Pacific?" - Defense News
The U.S. and the Philippines are taking significant steps to strengthen and solidify their alliance.
"U.S., Philippines Vow Joint Defense 'Anywhere in the South China Sea'" - Defense News
And for those of you who REALLY want to know the details...
"Indo-Pacific Strategy of the United States" - The White House
"Under President Biden, the United States is determined to strengthen our long- term position in and commitment to the Indo-Pacific. We will focus on everycorner of the region, from Northeast Asia and Southeast Asia, to South Asia and Oceania, including the Pacific Islands. We do so at a time when many of our allies and partners, including in Europe, are increasingly turning their own attention to the region; and when there is broad, bipartisan agreement in the U.S. Congress that the United States must, too. In a quickly changing strategic landscape, we recognize that American interests can only be advanced if we firmly anchor the United States in the Indo-Pacific and strengthen the region itself, alongside our closest allies and partners."