China: Influence Is Growing In Pacific

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    This posting is taking a look at a NYT article regarding the growing influence of China, while the US has been working the WOT. (Link to NYT found at site.)Three years is not all that long a period, but it may well be that departments, other than State, should be analyzing this:

    http://www.danieldrezner.com/archives/001604.html

     
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    I think the administration's focus on the WOT has dilluted its overall message in Asia.

    The way to fix this is to make the Asia agenda for the 2nd term focused on improving the political/human/development rights of people all over, from the Phillipines to Vietnam to Burma to Cambodia. America will still be able to get the assistance it wants from the governments of these countries in fighting the WOT, but it needs to remind the people of these nations that America is their friend, their ally, in developing a better future for their nations and America.

    just a thought, because the chinese are planning on turning this part of the world into an EU style block (without the kind of massive bueracracy the EU is) that uses its combined economic power and population base to influence important world issues and the economy, and the US should make sure that it retains some degree of leadership and influence in the region, much greater than what it has now, if it is to prevent China from POLITICALLY & ECONOMICALLY dominating the region without firing a shot.
     

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