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The United States is a Pacific power, just like China, Japan, and all of the others. In fact, it is the preeminent power in the Asia-Pacific. It should embrace its Pacific heritage and ensure that its interests are respected as China attempts to complete its historic rise to glory. Beijing insists that they have a right to reclaim “what was theirs” before the Westerners laid their empire low. The United States was not one of the powers that helped to destroy China. Also, unlike the Europeans, the United States does have a major maritime border with the region and has long had an outsized role in Asian affairs. Therefore, Washington has a right to ensure its historic standing in the region is respected as well. If China cannot countenance this fact, then Washington must do what it can to make it understand this reality.
The American media built up President Donald J. Trump’s whirlwind trip to Asia to unfair levels…and then systematically (unfairly) tore it down when Trump returned. The President claims this was the most successful trip to Asia of any modern U.S. president, which is a stretch, to say the least. However, Trump’s trip WAS successful. He now needs to build off the personal connections he forged and truly pivot U.S. foreign policy toward this dynamic part of the world. Listen to find out why and how!