April 21, 2014

Obama Needs to Focus on China, Quickly

Gideon Rachman, Financial Times

The Associated Press

The real problem is that America’s efforts to date have been sufficient to antagonise China but not sufficient to reassure American allies. The Japanese worry that the US was too tolerant of China’s declaration of an air-defence zone around some islands in the East China Sea that China and Japan both claim. The seizure on Saturday of a Japanese ship in Chinese waters, in pursuit of a wartime compensation claim, will ramp up Sino-Japanese tensions – just as Mr Obama lands in Tokyo.

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TAGGED: Barack Obama, China, Asia Pivot

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