- Posted May 6, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Obama's anti-Chinese tour.
From 23 to 29 April took place Barack Obama U.S. president’s official tour in the East Asia, in which he visited Japan, Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines. The tour that can firmly be called anti-Chinese. And that is not even the case, that visiting Japan and South Korea, Obama ignored China, being leading East Asian power, and this fact already can be considered as Washington's bounteous spit to Beijing.
The main factor indicating the Obama's tour was held under the U.S.–China confrontation sign was the choice of countries for tour and the kind of issues that Obama raised during the meetings with the leaders of these countries. Particularly, during all the official meetings of the tour Obama steadily raised issues concerning politics reconciliation in the case of China as well as the strengthening of military-technical cooperation between the U.S. and these countries.
Most clearly his anti-Chinese attitude Obama stated during his visit to Japan, explicitly hinting that the U.S. are ready to provide military assistance to Japan in case of getting it involved in an armed conflict with China for the possession of Diaoyu Islands, known in Japan as Senkaku .
In general, there are two features, uniting all the countries Obama has visited during his tour, which should be noted. All of these countries, except the Republic of Korea, have territorial claims against China. South Korea, in its turn, is dissatisfied with PRC’s attitude toward the DPRK, accusing China of «supporting the regime of Kim Jong-un."
At the same time, despite some similarities, there are a number of differences in the foreign policy positions of these countries, including their attitude to China. Thus, Japan and the Philippines publicly declare China as an aggressor and a threat to national security, while Malaysia rightly considers the perspectives for deepening cooperation with China. Additionally, there are serious frictions amid South Korea and Japan - the closest U.S. allies in Asia.
It seems that the elimination of such differences and these countries leadership consolidation around the U.S. were the real goals of Obama's visit to Asia.
On the background of such U.S. policy for China there is nothing to do but to strengthen bilateral cooperation with Russia. Indeed it should be kept in mind that China always had only benefits from Russia. The Russians daunted the Mongols and the Manchus that had tormented China for hundreds of years. The Russians drove out the Japanese who surpassed in cruelty both the Mongols and the Manchus. And now the Russians trade and pay without presenting any threat to China and appearing as its reliable base. Including the case of China's confrontation with the United States.