The dramatic rise of China as a political and global trading force presents a set of matters and concerns for the highly developed countries and particularly to the Asia-Pacific region. While China only poses a lesser security precaution at this juncture, its global intentions and developing capabilities warrant some serious considerations. This is due to the military, economic and political impact of any of its actions or moves.
– China’s Security Alignments and Oppositions
Of the other stable nations in the Asia Pacific region, only Russia takes China as its vital partner. The western democracies are