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Noynoy is more than willing to become the United States government’s agent to facilitate its goal of reestablishing US military power and consequently strengthening its economic might in Asia Pacific, starting with efforts to gain wide access to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) which already has China as a working partner under the Asean plus three structure which is made up of the 10 Asean members and Korea, Japan and China.
The choice for Asia is logical since the region is the most economically dynamic corner of the world, particularly East Asia where growth is defying the overall global slowdown.
China, if it maintains its growth pace, is expected to threaten the stature of the United States as the only superpower in the world and the US is making sure that it will have its presented firmly planted in the region when that happens..... MORE
Source: The Daily Tribune