June 19, 2014

How US, China Can Avoid Catastrophic Clash

Hugh White, Christian Science Monitor

The Associated Press

By provoking US allies, Beijing is forcing Washington to choose between abandoning its friends or going to war with China. Both believe the other will back down. But there is a high chance that they are both wrong. America’s best move then is to change the game in Asia, by offering to share power if China behaves responsibly.

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