Sunday, November 20, 2011
This article talks about how President Obama and nearly all the leaders at an Asian summit directly confronted China on Saturday for its expansive claims to the resource-rich South China Sea, putting the Chinese premier on the defensive in the long-festering dispute, according to Obama administration officials. This article also discusses how President Obama moved quickly, and on several fronts, to restore the influence of the United States in the Asia-Pacific region after years of preoccupation in Iraq and Afghanistan. I think that it's a good thing that China was finally confronted. We spent way too much time focusing all of our energy on the middle east when China was put on the back burner.