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The Okinawa Mondai: The US Strengthens Ties in the Asia-Pacific

As America takes steps to enhance and redefine its role in the Asia-Pacific region, it must persuade China to become more transparent in its military undertakings. “China seeks to gain “hard” power commensurate with growing “soft” power.” China will undoubtedly try to convince its neighbors that its economic and military rise should not to be feared, however, there are more than a few sources of contention and cause for worry between China and its neighbors.

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