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China China China February 27, 2016

Posted by geoff in News.
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Uh duh:

The top U.S. military commander in the Pacific is warning China is bent on achieving “hegemony in East Asia,” …

Navy Adm. Harry Harris Jr. issued a bracing warning about China’s increasing assertiveness during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing this week, hours before a report that Chinese fighter jets had been deployed to a disputed Island in the South China Sea — the latest in a series of provocative moves by Beijing to bolster its sovereignty claims against its regional rivals.

And that, of course, is just Step 1. As I’ve ranted for the past 10 years (to the consternation and boredom of my fellows here at IB), China wants to be the world’s sole superpower and has been determinedly pursuing that goal since at least 2003.

I stopped writing about it because it seemed like everybody was tired of the topic, but c’mon folks. China!! China China China China!!!

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1. geoff - February 27, 2016

And then we have:

Foreign ministers from the 10 countries of the Association of South East Asian Nations said Saturday that they were “seriously concerned” by recent developments in the disputed South China Sea region and will seek a meeting over the issue with China.

A joint statement said the ASEAN foreign ministers “remained seriously concerned over recent and ongoing developments and took note of the concerns expressed by some members on the land reclamations and escalation of activities” in the South China Sea.

The statement added that the activities have “eroded trust and confidence, increased tensions and may undermine peace, security and stability in the region.”


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