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U.S.-China Competition in Asia: Legacies Help America

Robert Sutter
Asia Pacific Bulletin, No. 147
Washington, DC: East-West Center in Washington
Publication Date: February 1, 2012

Prof. Robert Sutter, Elliot School of International Affairs, George Washington University offers another perspective on US-China competition. He is of the view that the US could use its non-government channels or contacts to manage the emerging power shift. Undoubtedly, it is a US centric view as he believes that the US has an edge over China in this regard. But does China really lack such non-governmental contacts? Hardly. Unless we ignore the vast Chinese diaspora in the region. The diaspora network should not be underestimated. The full report can be accessed from the East West Center.