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By Brahma Chellaney
Beijing's creeping aggression signals a challenge to U.S. presence in the Asian Pacific
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Eamon Fingleton
No longer regarded as a terrorist group by the U.S. and Europe, the Iranian resistance now is urging the West to recognize the movement as a legitimate advocate for democratic change in a country ruled for more than 30 years by a brutal, theocratic regime suspected of trying to build nuclear weapons.
Eamon Fingleton, an Irish journalist based in Asia for the past 25 years, noted that China last year purchased only $119 billion worth of goods from the United States, while Americans spent $326 billion on Chinese goods.
"My suggestion for Mr. Locke is that, instead of recycling [China's] 'don't-worry, be-happy' propaganda, perhaps the next time he speaks, he could explain why Japanese and Korean goods do so much better in the Chinese markets than American ones," Mr. Fingleton wrote in Forbes magazine.