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US beefs up Asia-Pacific army bases

By  Ma Liyao  (China Daily)

09:42, November 30, 2011

BEIJING - The US military presence in the Asia-Pacific region is currently experiencing major changes, but analysts said this adjustment in deployment was more a case of strengthening Washington's influence in the area than specifically targeting China.

"The question of how China should react to US military redeployment is raised with an underlying assumption that the countries are adversaries, which is debatable and reveals a certain lack of confidence," said Xu Hui, a professor at the National Defense University.

During his visit to Australia this month, US President Barack Obama announced a new security agreement to position more US military personnel and equipment there.

According to the agreement, about 250 US Marines will be stationed in the northern Australian port of Darwin, which is known as Australia's gateway to Southeast Asia due to its close proximity to Indonesia, which is 820 kilometers away.

A full force of 2,500 military personnel will be stationed there over the next few years.

Compared with the US presence in Japan and the Republic of Korea (ROK), Darwin is nearer the South China Sea.

Obama sidestepped questions about whether the move was aimed at containing China, but said the US would keep sending a clear message that China needs to accept the responsibilities that come with being a world power.

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Lao Tze at 2011-12-01123.117.131.*
and the country has no money - the Government is broke
ari at 2011-11-3093.182.132.*
""The question of how China should react to US military redeployment is raised with an underlying assumption that the countries are adversaries, which is debatable and reveals a certain lack of confidence," said Xu Hui, a professor at the National Defense University."Rubbish.When will these idiots stop indulging in escapism and be realistic. I am apt to think :professor" Xu Hui is an American comprador. A Quisling. He is their spokesman.
  

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