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US scaremongering

(China Daily)

16:05, November 21, 2011

No sooner had the curtain fallen on the summit meetings in Bali, Indonesia, than US President Barack Obama sent home the message that he had garnered business deals to support hundreds of thousands of jobs for his countrymen.

His country's struggling economy needs them. His chances of re-election need them.

That is why Obama portrayed his nine-day trip around the Pacific Rim as a hunt for new markets.

And he knows the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit and the East Asia Summit meetings are ideal venues for doing that, at least before the Trans-Pacific Partnership begins to deliver meaningful benefits.

The idea of beefing up its influence in the Asia Pacific is both logical and imperative for the US. And Obama's latest description of his country as a "Pacific power", both at the APEC summit in Honolulu and at the Australian Parliament, came as no surprise. Nor did his proposal to make US presence in the region "a top priority".

A stronger US presence in the Asia-Pacific economic scene is good for all parties. That is why, in spite of all the speculation and rhetoric about US attempts to contain China, the Chinese side has by and large taken the US debut at the Bali summit as something positive. Constructive US engagement with the local economies and more direct interaction will create jobs not only for Americans.

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Ron at 2011-11-22116.197.0.*
You probably are not in tune with current affairs. The threat is Washington and the U.S.. I presume you can read and understand English and have a brain?
yes? at 2011-11-21143.238.52.*
"This country is committed to the road of peaceful development and resolving disputes through negotiation."I"m not sure why China is rapidly upgrading it"s military when it has no threats at all. Is it to threaten others?

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