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PacNet #52 – China in 2010: The Perils of Impatience

Against a background of recent Chinese behavior widely perceived as unusually assertive, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s policy speech in Hawaii on Oct. 28 reiterated the commitment of the United States, despite two ongoing wars and an economic downturn, to commit the resources and attention necessary to maintain US leadership in Asia for the long term. This points up a problem for the Chinese.