Pacific Currents: The Responses of U.S. Allies and Security by Evan S. Medeiros

By Evan S. Medeiros

China1s significance within the Asia-Pacific has been at the upward thrust, elevating issues approximately festival the U.S.. The authors tested the reactions of six U.S. allies and companions to China1s upward push. All six see China as an fiscal chance. they need it to be engaged productively in nearby affairs, yet with out changing into dominant. they need the USA to stay deeply engaged within the quarter.

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But Japanese automobile companies have concentrated on making cars in China to sell to the Chinese, not to export them from China to sell in the Japanese domestic market or to supplant Japanese exports to the rest of the world. South Korea is the second most important export market for China among the six nations. 6 percent in 2006. 4 percent in 2006. 4). By a significant margin, exports of machinery and equipment now account for the greatest share of China’s exports to the six nations and to the rest of the world.

S. alliances in Asia is central to protecting and preserving these interests, as well as to the region’s stability and prosperity more broadly. S. alliances and security partnerships will help the United States maintain the robustness of its alliance network. Third, limited research on Asian responses to China has been done. S. Allies and Security Partners in East Asia to China’s Rise highly anecdotal, and from only a few East Asian countries. The conclusions, supported by a limited data set, range from alarmist predictions about America’s rapid marginalization in the region to more sanguine reports of an Asia asking for forceful American leadership against the rising Chinese tide.

Trade Flows China as a Key Export Market Over the last decade China has become one of the top three export markets for all six nations, competing with the United States and Japan for pride of place in each. S. 1). Although growth has been very strong, some of this reported increase is due to the diversion to mainland Chinese ports of exports that had previously gone to China via Hong Kong. In most cases, exports to China through Hong Kong are reported as exports to Hong Kong. Because so much of what passes through Hong Kong is reexported to China, it is useful to look at combined exports to both Hong Kong and mainland China when evaluating changes in trade flows between China and the six nations.

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