The United Sates foreign policy with China and East Asia.edited.docx

The goal of this policy was to increase the american

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The “rebalancing” policy is a product of the Obama Administration. The goal of this policy was to increase the American military, economic and political presence in the Asia-Pacific. Unlike in Iraq and the Middle East, this proposal involved the creation of a strategic partnership between these two regions. It was considered a response to the pivotal change in the geo-strategic balance of economic might that made the Asia-Pacific an industrial center of gravity. Aforementioned was the conflict that exists in the South China Sea between China, Japan, and the Philippines over different archipelagos. These archipelagos are rich in resources such as fishing grounds and underground oil reserves that the bordering nations wish to exploit. Logically, it would be safe to argue that China would win the battle if it ever got violent. Therefore, a robust neutralizing entity like NATO or American Troops could help in ensuring that peace prevails.
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Commerce improvement was a fundamental part of the rebalancing philosophy. The US attained this through the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA). This convention would help the Philippines in establishing stable economic progress and access to humanitarian assistance. The South China Sea is prone to earthquakes and Tsunamis that affect Japan, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Unlike Japan, the Philippines and Indonesia cannot recover expeditiously from such tragedies and would require financial assistance. The United States and NATO infantrymen and rescue services came to their rescue at their point of need. America's presence in the area also
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  • Spring '16
  • Law, People's Republic of China

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