CHANGE OF TACK:A growing number of experts are imploring Washington to abandon its informed engagement strategy for a muscular balancing strategy
Date: Aug 05, 2015
By: William Lowther / Staff reporter in WASHINGTON
There are growing calls in Washington for the US to take a harder line with China that could benefit Taiwan.
US House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower Chairman Randy Forbes has published an article in the National Review titled: “It’s time to rethink how we talk about China.”
Forbes, who is also co-chairman of the Congressional China Caucus, claims that Beijing’s “extravagant” territorial claims and militarized response to its neighbors’ concerns reflect a serious challenge to freedom of the seas. [FULL STORY]