Friday, July 11, 2014

Stop. Don't. Come Back

China is pivoting to the interior of Asia. Good.

I enjoyed this:

The Silk Road, an obscure Kazakh-inspired security forum and a $50 billion Asian infrastructure bank are just some of the disparate elements in an evolving Chinese strategy to try to counter Washington's "pivot" to the region.

While Chinese leaders have not given the government's growing list of initiatives a label or said they had an overall purpose, Chinese experts and diplomats said Beijing appeared set on shaping Asia's security and financial architecture more to its liking.

"China is trying to work out its own counterbalance strategy," said Sun Zhe, director of the Centre for U.S.-China Relations at Beijing's Tsinghua University and who has advised China's government on its foreign policy.

Added one Beijing-based Western diplomat who follows China's international relations: "This is all clearly aimed at the United States."

It's clearly aimed at America?? They better check their sights.

I mean, I hope they don't. This will teach us a lesson, no doubt.

Diluting Chinese power between the sea where we are and the interior of Asia where we aren't is a good thing.

Go West, young Han superpower-to-be.