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PacNet #7 – Return to Asia: It’s Not (All) About China

"All right China, come out with your hands up; we’ve got you surrounded!" When one reads about the US "pivot" to Asia, it is almost always cast in terms of countering China’s rise, as if it – and everything else that Washington does in Asia – is always all about China. Of course, Beijing thinks it’s all about China . . . but, then again, Beijing thinks that everything that happens anywhere is usually about China.