Clinton on final push for US’ Asia strategy Published: 2012-9-4 18:25:00

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Respect our sovereignty, Wen tells US
China on Wednesday urged the US to earnestly respect its sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as take its key interests and people's feelings into consideration, upon the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit to the country.

The call was made by Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao during his meeting with Clinton. Wen also urged the US to play a constructive role in dialogues and cooperation in Asia-Pacific affairs to maintain the region's overall peace and stability.

Wen noted that the China-US relationship has great influence in the world, and the relationship can only stay on track through joint efforts.

Chinese president meets US Secretary of State
Chinese President Hu Jintao met with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the Great Hall of the People on Wednesday morning.

US Secretary of State arrives in Beijing for China visit
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Beijing Tuesday evening for a two-day visit to China at the invitation of Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi.

During her stay in Beijing, Clinton will meet with Chinese President Hu Jintao, Premier Wen Jiabao, Vice President Xi Jinping and State Councilor Dai Bingguo.

Clinton on final push for US’ Asia strategy 
Analysts called the US strategy of re-engagement in the Asia-Pacific region "partly unsuccessful" and "destructive in the long run," as US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton embarked on an 11-day, six-nation tour in the region for the final push of the strategy during her tenure.

US position on Diaoyu Islands very dangerous
The United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will arrive in China Tuesday for a two-day trip to exchange views on a wide range of issues including reiterating the US position on the Diaoyu Islands.

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Hillary Clinton’s trip through the Asia-Pacific region




August 31 to September 2

Cook Islands

Hillary attended the 43rd Pacific Islands Forum and met with leaders from South Pacific island nations.

September 3


Hillary discussed various regional issues with senior officials of Indonesia, such as the South China Sea dispute. Clinton held talks with Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Marty Natalegawa on bilateral and global issues.

Hillary Clinton visited the ASEAN Secretariat, emphasizing the United States' commitment to see ASEAN continuing its growth as a vibrant, open region that is committed to regional and global peace and prosperity.

September 4, 5


Hillary will discuss a series of important issues related to Sino-US relations, including the preparation of APEC, other multi-lateral meetings and global issues.

September 6

East Timor

Hillary will reemphasize US support of East Timor.

September 7


Hillary will focus on the discussion of Brunei's chairmanship of the ASEAN regional bloc in 2013.

September 8, 9


Hillary will participate in the APEC summit in Vladivostok and hold talks with leaders from other nations.


                         View Points


No winners in containment strategies – Global Times
The most important thing is that China is developing in a stable manner. It does not want the US to perish, nor does it want to dominate Asia.

China only wants to continue its development and solve its territorial disputes in a reasonable fashion with the relevant countries. A joint containment of China would lack a clear strategic goal, and there is no way it would work.

Clinton must see China’s territorial stanceGlobal Times
Clinton is not aiming to assist China's interests. However, she understands what responses best suit the interests of the US when facing China's firm determination to protect its national interests.

This is enough. China should not let the US have any doubt or other misjudgments regarding its determination.

Media voices


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Clinton, to a certain degree, has helped boost China's diplomatic maturity. How the US and China look at each other will largely decide international relations in the Asia Pacific in the new century. We hope Clinton can reflect upon the deep harm she is bringing to the Sino-US relationship in the last few months before she leaves office and try to make up for it.
xinhua logo
Right at the moment, the two countries both share the same pressing priority to ensure a robust economic performance and promote job creation amid one of the most sluggish recoveries in history.
No one can do this alone in a globalized world. Therefore, Beijing and Washington could work even closer in a broad range such as trade, technology, alternative energy, education, and agriculture.


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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is scheduled to tour parts of Asia over the coming week in what could be one of the Obama administration's last chances to address escalating territorial disputes across the region ahead of November elections.
"She is demonstrating that the U.S. is engaging in the region in a very practical way, by showing up [for multilateral meetings], contributing, listening and adopting soft initiatives," like aid programs across Asia, said Carlyle Thayer, an Asian security expert at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra.
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Clinton should avoid making speeches that could be perceived as taking jabs at Beijing, as she did in Mongolia in July and during her visit to Africa in August. Indonesia, a nascent democracy — with all its imperfections and challenges — is certainly no place for such preaching lectures.

Expert comments

Jin Canrong, Deputy Dean of School of Int'l Studies of Remin University of China
She will try to calm the Diaoyu Islands dispute properly, because any worsening of the issue will be dangerous. The real target for the US is to harm China’s relations with neighboring countries. The US wants China to experience some hardship, but not to the extent of a war.

Her coming visit demonstrates that US attaches great importance to China-US relations. On the other hand, she may also want to wrap-up her efforts in Asia in the past two years. But it seems that few achievements have been made. What she needs now is to sum up the China- US relationship."

Tao Wenzhao, expert of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
The Obama admistration’s shift of focus to Asia will give some Asian countries the illusion that the policy will become something that they can depend on.

The countries, including Japan, Vietnam and the Phillipines, think that they can showcase tough attitudes on China because of the policy.

This is very dangerous as far as I am concerned.

(Source: CNTV)

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Vice President Xi Jinping waves as he arrives to meet US lawmakers Wednesday on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Photo: AFP
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Time: March 26, 2012

Chinese President Hu Jintao and his US counterpart Barack Obama met Monday in Seoul to discuss bilateral ties and major world and regional issues of common concern.

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Time: May 2 – May 5, 2012

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Time: June 18 - June 19, 2012

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