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The Pivot Pays Dividends
China and Japan Begin to Work It Out
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  • Andrew Allison

    As the body of the post suggests, the reason for the change in Chinese policy is the results of overreach. The pivot to Asia has nothing to do with it.

    • f1b0nacc1

      Absolutely correct. There has been no meaningful pivot, the administration’s rhetoric notwithstanding.

  • Jacksonian_Libertarian

    BS, Hitler and Stalin were both playing nice before WW2. China is simply engaged in a political deception designed to reduce support for Japanese, American, and others to arm themselves. Only if you see China cutting military spending, and force levels should any of these actions be given any credit. It is more true now than ever before that you “fight a war with the army you have, and not the army you wish you had”. During WW2 America designed and built huge amounts of weapons in just a couple of years, the lead time for new weapon systems is now 5 or 10 times what it was then. China’s deception is therefore much more effective than Hitler and Stalin’s ever was in WW2, when Chamberlain was such a sucker for it.

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