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Foreign Policy Adrift
Beijing Hurries to Cash in on Perceived U.S. Weakness
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  • rheddles

    To be sure, the Obama administration hasn’t merely sat by doing nothing

    Really?

    • Andrew Allison

      Yes, really. They’ve made the situation worse everywhere from the South China Sea to Afghanistan!

  • Beauceron

    Good for China.

    Look, the US is going to be a much, much weaker state in the future– more divided, angrier, poorer. We will certainly be less involved in international affairs and we will have much less power and ability (and desire) to affect change. What is the problem with another party stepping in?

    • Boritz

      Sure. Martians landing tripods. Whatever.

  • jhp151

    Let us be honest. Even if the US what at its height of military and political hemogeny, China could still get away with this. All it takes to stop this action is a US trade embargo against China. Since we will not commit to this lesser stand over this issue it is unlikely we are prepared to provoke a war over it.

    • Jim__L

      That may change January 2017, if we elect a Mussolini president.

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