China/Encirclement

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USA and allies encirclement of China.

China is geographically encircled by allies of the United States. This is part of a long-term plan, and a continuation of such concepts as Mackinder's Heartland theory and Cold War containment, which led to the encirclement of Russia before.

History

The renewed focus officially started in 2012, with President Barack Obama's Pivot to Asia[1], a large scale redeployment of US military resources to East Asia, followed by diplomatic, economic and propaganda offensives.

John Pilger's documentary The Coming War on China
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President Donald Trump focused on the economic aspects of the strategy, and made a major contribution to making a large proportion of the US population accepting the notion of China as an enemy.


 

Related Quotation

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2021“In a blunt opening statement before the talks in private, Mr Anthony Blinken said the US would "discuss our deep concerns with actions by China, including in Xinjiang, Hong Kong, Taiwan, cyber attacks on the United States, economic coercion of our allies". "Each of these actions threaten the rules-based order that maintains global stability," he said. In response, Mr Yang Jiechi accused Washington of using its military might and financial supremacy to suppress other countries. "It abuses so-called notions of national security to obstruct normal trade exchanges, and incite some countries to attack China," he added. Mr Yang said human rights in the US were at a low point, with black Americans being "slaughtered".”US
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March 2021


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