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Avatar of GI KoreaBy on February 9th, 2013 at 8:51 am

China’s Westward Expansion Strategy

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Here is an interesting article that discusses China’s future strategy to expand their hegemony across Asia:

In November, Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Burma, and the first to visit Cambodia. As part of his administration’s pivot to Asia, Obama has ratcheted up his diplomacy with the region. Besides Southeast Asia, which is moving closer to the United States at the cost of its relationship with China, Obama has also re-emphasized his security relationship with China’s rival Japan. But as the United States pivots out of the Middle East and Afghanistan and into East Asia, Beijing is debating a pivot of its own: a grand strategic proposal to shift its attention from East Asia and rebalance its geographical priority westward to Central Asia, South Asia, and the Middle East. [Foreign Policy]

You can read the rest at the link, but I can remember having a conversation in Afghanistan about how all the fighting we are doing would ultimately benefit China after they roll in after we leave to mine Afghanistan’s mineral wealth.

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  • Glans
    8:29 am on February 9th, 2013 1

    If the Chinese try to dominate their western neighbors, they’ll cause a lot of trouble and they’ll fail. If they cooperate, they’ll benefit economically and every other way.

    But they can never shift their attention from East Asia, because they’re in East Asia. I keep hoping they’ll wise up about Korea. They haven’t yet, but North Korea’s increasing irrationality may force them to.

  • Jake
    2:17 pm on February 9th, 2013 2

    Let China roll in, abuse native labor and the bear the brunt of the jihadis :lol:

  • Denny
    2:36 pm on February 9th, 2013 3

    Afghans chased out the Russians, the Chinese, the Americans. They will chase out the Chinese, too.

  • Kangaji
    3:17 pm on February 9th, 2013 4

    #3: I knew the British were secretly the Chinese!

  • Denny
    9:06 pm on February 9th, 2013 5

    Chinese “Maternity Tourism”: How Chinese couples buy U.S. citizenship for their babies

    A string of so-called “maternity hotels,” where Asian women — often Chinese and Taiwanese — come to give birth to babies who will automatically acquire a US passport — has recently drawn the attention of authorities.

    There is nothing illegal about foreign women giving birth in the United States. But federal officials are investigating possible related crimes, while local officials say planning regulations may have been violated.

    Inspectors entered 16 of these lodgings for pregnant women, and found that five of them were operating as boarding houses for Chinese or Taiwanese women, he said.


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