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these signals, mostly rhetoric, were a contradigction of not ony china's policy of a rise but of its track record. china has not actually been involved in a single war since 1979 when it had a skirmish with vietnam. but the moves worried its neighbors enough that they publicly asked for greater american involvement in asia. this past week china's leaders were at pains to display a softer face. they describe china as a gentle giant, not an aggressor. meanwhile, they put the focus back on the economy and building business ties with their asian neighbors. as lee pi put it last week, we should make the pie bigger and share this pie with our people. china's neighbors may worry about a big powerful giant but they still want to trade with it. president obama's pivot to asia has been one of his wisest foreign policy moves, well conceived and well executed, but it, too, has now been weakened. one more consequence of the vas vicious partisanship in wisconsin. washington keeps returning to deadlock, repeats its most stupid moves, and continues to govern from crisis to crisis. it is a sad contra
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