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Anxious US looks toward Asia (2)

By Zhang Hong (People's Daily Overseas Edition)

08:09, November 10, 2011

Therefore, its worries are on the rise, while its confidence is on the decline. In terms of external factors, China’s GDP, calculated in terms of U.S. dollars, has been up by 450 percent over the past decade, which is 10 times as fast as that of the United States.

Obviously, it is difficult for the United States to get used to such rapid development in China and the performance of China over the past two years. The particular attention paid by the United States to China has reflected its aforementioned mindsets. However, the competition between China and the United States has still been within the normal scope because stabilizing the situation in Asia remains the core goal of the United States.

Shen Jiru: During the Cold War, the United States built a "crescent-shaped" ring of encirclement against socialist countries in Asia ranging from Iraq, Iran, the ASEAN to Japan. Following the end of the Cold War, a majority of countries within the encirclement have established friendly and cooperative partnerships with China except for the respective allies of the United States with both Japan and South Korea.

The influence of the United States in Asia has comparatively dropped, and its "return to Asia" strategy should be interpreted as a "positive defense" geopolitical strategy. The United States aims to work with Japan, South Korea, Australia, Singapore, India and the ASEAN to balance China’s influence, contain China, strengthen its presence and influence in Asia and maximize its interests there.

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PD User at 2011-11-14222.67.1.*
Every comment I read from the Chinese about America is negative. Stop believing your government's propaganda.
Nic at 2011-11-11124.82.108.*
The US still tries to maintain a hegemony attitude over the wrold. There are too many sink-holes in their backyards undermining the foundation they are standing on.Better realise this and put your own house in order.The world has changed,can you still maintaing that hegemony attitude? And for how long more?Remember, many countries have risen and developed themselves into a competitive position now.
jack Smith, USA at 2011-11-1024.26.135.*
The U.S. has proven Marx correct and has only itself to blame. Jack Smith, USA
  

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