The U.S. Rebalance to the Asia-Pacific: China – The “Other” Major Pacific Power

Volumes have been written about the rise of China and we won’t even begin to attempt to replicate the scholarly work and analysis that has gone into enhancing our understanding of China’s rise. Suffice it to say that China’s stunning economic rise has happened much faster than most predicted. Further, China’s economic growth – now predicted to enable it to overtake the United States as the world’s largest economy this year – has had beneficial spillover effects for the entire Asia-Pacific region. And to be sure, in spite of some speed bumps along the way, due to globalization and a host of other factors, China’s economy and that of the United States have become more intertwined over the years.

Any understanding of the U.S. Rebalance to the Asia-Pacific must be juxtaposed against China’s dramatic rise. Read more about how China’s rise impacts this U.S. rebalance on the Defense Media Network website post.

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