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Clinton says 21st century will be U.S.' Pacific century


12:48, November 11, 2011

United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers a speech at the East-West Center in Honolulu, capital of Hawaii state, Nov. 10, 2011. Hillary Clinton said on Thursday that the 21st century will be the U.S. Pacific Century. (XinhuaWang Fengfeng)

HONOLULU, Nov. 10 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday said here the 21st century will be the United States' Pacific Century.

Cliton said as the war in Iraq winds down and efforts in Afghanistan to transition begins, the administration is to pivot its diplomatic efforts elsewhere, namely the Asia-Pacific region.

Clinton said Asia stands out as where future opportunities will be, as it hosts several largest and fast growing economies, and consequential challenges such as military build up and natural disasters.

Clinton made the remarks before leaders from 21 economies of the Asia-Pacific rim are to meet in Honolulu for their annual Asia- Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, which the United States hosts.

Clinton indicated the administration is to demonstrate it's " here to stay."

"Yes we can, and yes we will," she said.

After the APEC meeting, which will be hosted by President Barack Obama, the president will travel to Australia while Clinton will head to Manila, the Philippines and Bangkok, Thailand. She will meet up with Obama at Bali, Indonesia for the East Asia Summit.

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PD User at 2011-11-12220.255.1.*
She is still dreaming, the American Dream.And it is nothing more than that, just a dream.
McCarthy at 2011-11-12206.125.69.*
For an individual to show such arrogance and a departure from reality is beyond the realm of human understanding! Is this show of bravdo a bluff or does this person really believe the insanity she is talking? I expect to see Ms. Clinton"s head start spinning around and see her running wildly into the abyss! The 21st century belongs to socialism and the US will be lucky to even survive thru the century.
wende at 2011-11-1171.251.41.*
Hopefully the implosion will not occur in 5 years.

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