Китайский вопрос

Недавнее посещение Азии президентом Бушем принесло мало новостей – но так и было задумано. Все это потому, что Буш даже и не затронул проблему, которая важнее любой другой в этом районе, а именно изменяющееся лицо безопасности в Азии, ввиду роста экономической и военной мощи Китая.

Этим летом, например, Китай и Россия провели свои самые первые широкомасштабные совместные военные учения. Это последовало за заявлением России о том, что незадолго до окончания этого года Китай, Россия и Индия проведут такие же масштабные трехсторонние военные учения, названные «Индира 2005».

В прошлом такую комбинацию стран невозможно было себе представить, и эти учения не должны восприниматься как простые «одноразовые» контакты, вызывающие незначительный резонанс. Напротив, они отражают долгосрочную стратегию Китая по установлению гегемонии в Азии.

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