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US Vice President Joe Biden speaks at West Point during the graduation ceremony for the class of 2012 in New York, May 26, 2012.

The US Vice President Joe Biden says Washington has devised a new policy in a bid to counter the rising power and influence of China.

Joe Biden on Saturday addressing cadets of the US Military Academy during a graduation ceremony in West Point, New York, spoke about the United States’ shift in policy-making.

Biden said the United States will continue to take charge internationally and focus on Asia, particularly China which he called ‘the most critical relationship to get right.’

His remarks were in line with President Barack Obama’s newly announced military strategy that would focus US attention on Asia. Obama delivered the speech at the US Air Force Academy last Wednesday.

The US vice president focused said US combat troops have returned home from Iraq, the conflict in Afghanistan is winding down and American commandos killed al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden in May 2011.

Obama earlier this year unveiled a new military strategy that would “pivot” US attention to Asia.

Biden’s remarks come nearly ten days after the Pentagon said it believes China spent up to $180 billion on its military buildup last year, a far higher figure than acknowledged by Beijing, and it accused “Chinese actors” of being the world’s biggest perpetrators of economic espionage.

“Chinese actors are the world’s most active and persistent perpetrators of economic espionage,” the report said.

“Chinese attempts to collect US technological and economic information will continue at a high level and will represent a growing and persistent threat to US economic security.”

The report was the first by the Pentagon since President Barack Obama last year launched a policy “pivot” to reinforce US influence across the Asia-Pacific, even as planned belt-tightening shrinks the size of the US military in many other parts of the world.


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3 Responses to " Biden vows to confront rising power of China "

  1. observer says:

    The more we listen to retards, Biden, Obama, Bush, Clinton and so on, the closer the end. I say get them to fight one on one the Chinese, Russians, the entire world. I bet Biden will die first. For now let him use his canines not to bite but unzip the jews.

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  2. Rick Alexander says:

    There are a couple of things that bother me about what VP Joe Biden says about China. Firstly, wasn’t it the Democrats under then President Bill Clinton that the USA gave China their first super-computer? Now, the same Democrats under President Obama are trying to make it sound like China is rising as a problem when they assisted? My take on this is that America is spoiling for a fight with China, hence the recent intervention regarding one of its dissidents. Let’s not forget the surveillance plane that was forced to land in China whilst snooping at Chinese military facilities. And finally, Iran is sitting quietly in the background waiting to erupt. I wonder what the catalyst for a war with Iran would be and how would they keep China out of it? Easy. Have a dirty bomb explode at the 2012 games in London, create outrage across the world and blame Iran, China will withdraw is support and the world oil flow through Iran is in the hands of the USA. Checkmate. I wonder if Joe Biden reads this, would he chuckle at how close I just might be in figuring it all out. If I as an Australian can see it, I am certain there are far more learned Americans who can see it – it is their country after all.

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  3. alpike says:

    Right on the money mate. I have seen several places n web, about coming of a false flag on zion OL games, blame it on Iran. and Iran is not going to participate in the games. Obvious reason

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