Contest for Influence in Asia-Pacific

Yew, Lee Kuan
June 2007
Forbes Asia;6/18/2007, Vol. 3 Issue 11, p12
The author examines the effort of China to influence other countries in the Asia-Pacific region as part of its economic growth. It was noted that only the U.S. and Japan have expressed concern that China's increased military spending heralds a more aggressive foreign policy. According to the author, China has made a free trade agreement with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations countries. He added that China has been taking steps to avoid conflicts and improve its foreign relationships.


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