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China Moves Against U.S. Pivot to Asia with Stepped Up Military, Diplomatic Economic Ties to Americas


Counter Pivot

China has been quietly taking steps to encircle the United States by arming western hemisphere states, seeking closer military, economic, and diplomatic ties to U.S. neighbors, and sailing warships into U.S. maritime zones.

The strategy is a Chinese version of what Beijing has charged is a U.S. strategy designed to encircle and “contain” China. It is also directed at countering the Obama administration’s new strategy called the pivot to Asia. The pivot calls for closer economic, diplomatic, and military ties to Asian states that are increasingly concerned about Chinese encroachment throughout that region.

http://freebeacon.com/counter-pivot/

China moves against US pivot to Asia with stepped up ties to US neighbors 

China has been quietly taking steps to encircle the United States by arming western hemisphere states, seeking closer military, economic, and diplomatic ties to U.S. neighbors, and sailing warships into U.S. maritime zones.

The strategy is a Chinese version of what Beijing has charged is a U.S. strategy designed to encircle and “contain” China. It is also directed at countering the Obama administration’s new strategy called the pivot to Asia. The pivot calls for closer economic, diplomatic, and military ties to Asian states that are increasingly concerned about Chinese encroachment throughout that region.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/06/07/china-moves-against-us-pivot-to-asia-with-stepped-up-military-diplomatic/

America’s Pivot to Asia: A Report Card

The pivot is a smart policy which is more nuanced than most people realize. But its China blind spot could be its undoing.

Mutual understanding seldom comes easily to Sino-U.S. relations. And so General Martin Dempsey, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who was visiting China recently, deserves credit for explaining the United States “pivot” to Asia in terms that his audience, well used to policy slogans, might hope to understand. Dempsey described the American approach to Asia as one of ‘three mores’ – more interest, more engagement, and more quality assets – to his Chinese interlocutors, who appeared to react with an encouraging equanimity. China still doesn’t like the pivot, but it may be starting to understand it – and even learn to live with it.

http://thediplomat.com/2013/05/05/americas-pivot-to-asia-a-report-card/

Pentagon chief tours ship at cutting edge of U.S. pivot to Asia

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Sunday toured the new combat ship at the leading edge of the U.S. military’s pivot to Asia, a modest little vessel whose development over the past decade has been beset by cost overruns, mishaps and criticism.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/02/us-security-asia-usa-ship-idUSBRE95104O20130602

President Obama’s Asia strategy is built on the policies of previous administrations. The Clinton and Bush administrations deployed significant naval and air weapons systems to Guam and Japan, cooperated with Singapore by constructing an aircraft carrier facility at Changi Naval Base, and strengthened U.S. bilateral defense cooperation with Japan and the Philippines. “The Bush administration assigned an additional aircraft carrier to the Pacific theater and the Pentagon announced in 2005 that it would deploy 60 percent of U.S. submarines to Asia.” Spending forPACOM remained high during the anti-insurgency campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Asian_foreign_policy_of_the_Barack_Obama_administration

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