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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