USA MUST AVOID THROWING ITS WEIGHT AROUND IF IT HOPES TO AVOID A RUSSIA-INDIA-CHINA AXIS
Los Angeles Times, October 4, 1999, Part B; Page 6; Editorial Writers Desk HEADLINE: ANTI-U.S. AXIS? // ln-acs
No less important, all three have compelling interests in maintaining productive working relations with the United States, the world's biggest market and greatest source of advanced technology. By the same token it behooves Washington to pursue its interests, especially where China and Russia are concerned, in ways that are as mutually beneficial as possible. A pan-Eurasian, anti-American coalition may lurk somewhere over the horizon. Wise U.S. policies can help keep it from appearing.
IN MANY WAYS CHINA PREFERS THAT THE USA REMAIN MILITARILY INVOLVED IN ASIA
Evan S Medeiros and Jing-dong Yuan January 1, 2001 Jane's Intelligence Review HEADLINE: A US military presence in Asia: offshore balancer or local sheriff? //VT2002acsln
There is, however, a schizophrenic element to China's opposition to the US military presence in the region. On the one hand, China rhetorically opposes the expansion of US military alliances with the ROK and Japan, but on the other hand privately recognises the stabilising influence of the US alliances with those countries. In Japan a US military presence prevents the rise of Japanese militarism, an acute Chinese concern. In South Korea, the US-ROK military alliance serves to deter the outbreak of conflict and contributes to a peaceful security environment needed for Chinese economic development.