In Micronesia, China Upsets Obama’s Asi…

The Pacific islands that were the focus of some of the biggest and bloodiest battles fought by US Marines during World War II – are gradually slipping into the Chinese orbit as American authority fades. Although in all high-level summits with US representatives since 2013 Chinese officials have reiterated that the islands can accommodate both Chinese and US interests, China’s incursion into the key US possession of Micronesia delineates clearly the continuing struggle between the two. Chinese entry into the region began in the mid-2000s and has intensified ever since.

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