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Anxious US looks toward Asia

By Zhang Hong (People's Daily Overseas Edition)

08:07, November 10, 2011

Edited and translated by People's Daily Online

Beijing, Nov.10 (People's Daily Online) --Recently, the United States has made frequent high-profile moves in Asia. After the U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta finishes his visit in Japan, South Korea and Indonesia, the U.S. President will attend an informal summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation in Hawaii on Nov. 12 and Nov. 13. The United States is paying increasing attention to Asia. Regarding this issue, a People's Daily reporter interviewed three experts on the issue.

Huang Ping, head of the Institute of American Studies under the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

Shen Dingli, executive vice president of the institute of International Studies and the director of the Center for American Studies under Fudan University

Shen Jiru, researcher from the Institute of World Economics and Politics under the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

US carrying out 'active defense' in Asia

Question: Some people believe that the more difficult the U.S. domestic situation is, the more eagerly the United States wants to find an external threat. Now, the United States is paying close attention to Asia deliberately or unconsciously. What is your opinion on this issue?

Shen Dingli: Following a decade-long fight against terrorism, the power of the United States is already in decline. It is difficult for the United States to address its problems because of partisan politics, serious setbacks in the financial sector and the objective laws of economic globalization.

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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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