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US Provoking China Militarily, in Both Rhetoric and Policy | Antiwar.com

Recent US statements criticizing China for militarizing the South China Sea area have been bitterly rejected by Chinese authorities, who view Washington as doing the militarizing and trying to provoke China. Tensions between various Asian countries have been on the rise over territorial disputes and Washington keeps sticking its nose in where it doesn’t belong in an attempt to undercut ...

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Washington Aggravating Asian Territorial Disputes | Antiwar.com

The Obama administration aims to undercut China’s economic and military rise by John Glaser Tensions between various Asian countries have been on the rise over territorial disputes and Washington keeps sticking its nose in where it doesn’t belong in an attempt to undercut its global competitor, China. Source: BBC Late last year, President Obama announced a strategic shift into Asia-Pacific. ...

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Brewing Up a Conflict With China | Counterpunch

by PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS Washington has pressured the Philippines, whose government it owns, into conducting joint military exercises in the South China Sea. Washington’s excuse is that China has territorial disputes with the Philippines, Indonesia, and other countries concerning island and sea rights in the South China Sea. Washington asserts that China’s territorial disputes with the like of Indonesia and ...

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China Criticized as Too ‘Assertive,’ as US Expands Military in Asia-Pacific | Antiwar.com

China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea and beyond consist of “conflicting mandates” and “lack of coordination” which has stoked tensions with its neighbors, according to a new report from the International Crisis Group. The report comes as Philippine and Chinese vessels remain locked in a two-week stand-off just outside Filipino waters. Both countries claim rights to the waters which ...

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Obama’s China Syndrome | The Nation

In a move that could prove as momentous—and dangerous—as President Truman’s 1947 decision to initiate a cold war with the Soviet Union, President Obama has chosen to commence a military buildup in the Asia Pacific region aimed at reasserting US primacy and constraining China. Announced in Canberra, Australia, on November 17, the buildup will include deploying 2,500 US marines at ...

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China-US Energy Geopolitics: The Battle for Oil in the South China Sea | Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research

A new area of potential confrontation is developing between China and the U.S. According to reports, Exxon Mobil which has acquired exploration and production rights from Vietnam has discovered substantial gas reserves in the South China Sea off the coast of North Vietnam. It is important to note that  these off-shore reserves are located between the North Vietnam coastline and ...

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