China and the US need to talk.

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Tensions will rise in Asia until China and the U.S. talk

The Japan Times ‎

Jul 7, 2014 

by Yoon Young-Kwan  

A vast revolution in military affairs is taking place across East Asia.

The latest signs are

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping’s purge of Gen Xu Caihou on charges of corruption, and
  • Japan’s “reinterpretation” of Article 9 of its constitution to permit the country to provide military aid to its allies. (Article 9 of the Constitution says the Japanese people “forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the nation and the threat or use of force as means of settling international disputes.”)

military-west-pacificDespite the rising regional tensions that inspired these moves, China’s relations with its neighbours and the United States are not fated to lead to direct confrontation. But the relentless march of new initiatives to meet the perceived “China threat” will require the region’s political leaders, including the Chinese, to…

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