Is the U.S. Pivot to Asia an Effort to Contain China?

RTHK Radio 3, May 10, 2014

President Obama returned to Washington from Asia last week. Did he accomplish what he set out to do with his visit? Do America’s friends and allies in the region feel properly reassured? Do the initiatives announced during Obama’s visit and the broader U.S. pivot to Asia constitute a thinly veiled effort to contain China’s rise?

The following guests joined China Takes Over the World to discuss.

• Admiral Gary Roughead, U.S. Navy (ret.), former chief of naval operations, and one of only two officers in the navy’s history to have commanded both the Atlantic and Pacific Fleets

• Michael J. Green, Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies; and former special assistant to the president for national security affairs and senior director for Asia at the National Security Council during the George W. Bush administration

To listen to this episode, please click here.

Hosted by Ying Ma, China Takes Over the World is a program about China’s growing economic, political and military power. It airs at 8:30 a.m. every Saturday in Hong Kong on RTHK Radio 3, a channel of the city’s public broadcast station. Previous episodes of the show are available on podcast via iTunes.

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