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Title: Obama's APEC summit does not dispel China's misgivings 
Author: Cai, Penghong
Date: 2011-11-18
Publisher: Washington, D.C.: East-West Center in Washington
Abstract: US President Barack Obama’s APEC summit in Hawai‘i clearly speeds up the tempo of the US “back to Asia strategy.” It is obvious that no other region of the world, in Obama’s mind, is more vital to the long-term interests of the United States than the Asia-Pacific. This policy is backed up by his hardworking team including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, who respectfully emphasized the thrust of continued US diplomatic and military forward deployment throughout the Asia-Pacific. However, intensifying the military presence of the United States in Asia actually intensifies pressure on China. Cai Penghong, Senior Fellow at the Shanghai Institutes for International Studies, reports that "For Chinese observers, the Obama administration wants to build a new trans-Pacific alliance in the Asia-Pacific along the lines of the US-led trans-Atlantic military alliance, NATO."
Series/Report No.: Asia Pacific bulletin ; no.139
Description: For more about the East-West Center, see http://www.eastwestcenter.org/
Pages/Duration: 2 p.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/21559

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  • Asia Pacific Bulletin [166]
    The Asia Pacific Bulletin (APB), produced by the East-West Center in Washington, publishes summaries of Congressional Study Groups, conferences, seminars, and visitor roundtables, as well as short articles and opinion pieces. APB summaries are always two pages or less, designed for the busy professional or policymaker to capture the essence of dialogue and debate on issues of concern in US-Asia relations.

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