The American Empire in a Changing World


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

''China’s New City: Is this Beijing’s Pivot?''

From ISN Blog

''It’s not relocating aircraft carriers to the Pacific or stationing 2,500 marines in Australia but China’s provocative establishment of a new city, Sansha, in the disputed Paracels chain takes the geopolitical drama in the South China Sea to a new stage. This escalating assertiveness may have a larger strategic importance as part of Beijing’s response to the often touted US “pivot” or rebalancing in Asia.''

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