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  •  Thats an interestign point (2+ / 0-)
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    Linnaeus, MichaelNY

    steve clemons was arguing in a piece at The Diplomat the other day that China actually wants a strong US hegemony so it can free ride on it. But I look at China and see Germany c. 1900 or Japan in c. 1930.

    •  I agree (0+ / 0-)

      Right now, the U.S. is trying to ward off increased Chinese naval control, but in the end (probably within no more than 20 years, I'm guessing), I think China will take over whatever small islands it wants, within reason (e.g., perhaps nothing from Japan).

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