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12/11/2011
    • Secretary of state says pullback from two wars will allow US to work with, but also challenge, regional powers such as China
    • At a summit in Hawaii, Clinton spoke at length about China and the need for the two nations to work together to ensure “strong, sustained and balanced future global growth”.
    • She also declared her “alarm” over the recent self-immolation of 11 Tibetan monks and nuns in protest of Chinese policy. It is the strongest US wording so far on these incidents.
    • She said the winding down of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan allowed the US to refocus on the Asia-Pacific.
    • “It is becoming increasingly clear that in the 21st century the world’s strategic and economic centre of gravity will be the Asia-Pacific, from the Indian subcontinent to western shores of the Americas,”

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