September 6, 2012
A New Low in the Sino-U.S. Rivalry
Brendan O'Reilly, Asia Times
Chinese leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping snubbed visiting US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and China made a harsh rebuff to soft US criticism on the Syrian crisis, all of which underlines China's increasingly assertive stance towards its sole competitor for global influence. China now has the clout to back up strong words, helped by a decade establishing economic ties around the world rather than building costly military bases.
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