domingo, 15 de agosto de 2010
TEc - "They have returned" - The US navy is back sailing the waters of the South China Sea, as invitees causing jitters in Beijing?
An excellent review of Sino-American relations beyond trade and treasury bonds: sensitivities-the former, assertiveness-the latter, muscular diplomacy - simultaneously hard and soft - and regional stakes as seen by each.
For world geopolitical balance it is good that American ships become visible in Asian waters just as China's increased might translates into ever renewed confidence and boldness in what it regards as its natural backwaters.
China's neighbours - except for a couple - are comparatively midgets which always plays well with majors.
How has the US over decades looked at Central & South America and the Caribbean and surrounding seas?
Sailing a mammoth aircraft-carrier - more than just a potent symbol of sea and air power - through the South China Sea and into Vietnamese waters is a powerful statement indeed.
The article's subtitle accurately wraps up the whole story and its main point.