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Hagel cordial, but outdated on China

Posted by seumasach on January 20, 2013

Brendan O’Reilly

Asia Times

12th January, 2013

See also: Let’s build a strategic partnership with China!

News of Chuck Hagel’s nomination to Secretary of Defense has been warmly received in China. Hagel, like most of the contemporary leadership of the American military, favors closer engagement with his counterparts in the People’s Liberation Army. China’s top leadership has interpreted Hagel’s recent public statements as reassuring signals of American cordiality.

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