Tuesday, March 05, 2002

MEANWHILE, BACK IN EAST ASIA: The Chinese have increased "acknowledged" military spending by one-third over the past two years. The Washington Post reports that China's goal
is to become a "regional hegemon," project Chinese power into any corner of Asia, protect sea lanes for Chinese oil, replace the United States as the preeminent power in the region and use Chinese power to guarantee reunification with Taiwan.
Just in case you were wondering why the Chinese are "strategic competitors," not "strategic partners."

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