China sees encirclement plot behind 'hedge' strategy involving its Pacific neighbors

July 2008
East-Asia-Intel Reports;7/23/2008, p7
The article presents information on the U.S. action of seeking to encircle China through a series of military alliances and exercises. Admiral Timothy Keating said in a speech that U.S. forces recently conducted exercises with countries that formed a cordon around China. Chinese military theorists have written that the U.S. is using deception in stating that it does not want to encircle China and that, in fact, the U.S. has a secret strategy to prevent China from developing.


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