February 16, 2006

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Washington is between Japan & China

Jamestown Foundation's China Brief this time contains a look by Willy Lam at Beijing's use of Washington to rein in Japan. It is an interesting spin on the usual take that Washington and Tokyo are firm friends in the face of an aggressively rising China. Which kind of realpolitik wins out here? Clearly the Japan-America relationship is strong, but the Japanese are clearly (and rightfull) worried about the prospect of that alliance shifting. Will there come a day when America values its China relationship more than its Japanese one?

posted by Simon on 02.16.06 at 04:53 PM in the China brief category.


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Just a minor quibble. "It's" means "it is", while "belonging to it" should be spelt "its". Many people get confused by this, but it always bugs me when I see it done incorrectly.

posted by: Filthy Stinking No.9 on 02.17.06 at 10:52 AM [permalink]

Fixed FSN9 - usually I hate that too....but this was dashed off in a hurry and I didn't proof it.

Thanks for pointing it out.

posted by: Simon on 02.17.06 at 01:39 PM [permalink]

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