U.S. - China Relations: Strategic Challenges and Opportunities, Hearing Before the Committee on Foreign Relations, U.S. Senate, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, April 27, 2016 [open pdf - 265KB]
This testimony compilation is from the April 27, 2016 hearing, "U.S.- China Relations: Strategic Challenges and Opportunities," before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. From the opening statement of Antony J. Blinken: "This past weekend, I returned from my sixth visit to the Asia-Pacific in a little over a year. With each trip, I have seen growing dividends of President Obama's rebalance to Asia and our common efforts with our Pacific partners and friends to strengthen a rules-based, norms-based, institutions-based order that is advancing U.S. interests and addressing regional and, increasingly, global challenges. Having inherited a nation immersed in the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression, President Obama recognized from his first day in office that America's leadership in the Asia-Pacific was not merely peripheral to our future prosperity and security-it was indispensable. Nowhere in the world are our economic and strategic opportunities clearer or more compelling than in the Asia-Pacific-home to three of our top ten trading partners, five of the seven of our defense treaty alliances, the world's largest and fastest growing economies, and some of the most wired and innovative people in the world." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Antony J. Blinken.
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