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President's administration has released a new strategy document vowing to ensure the United States of America remains atop the world order, and not its closest competitor, the People's Republic of China.
The White House published the 23-page report, entitled the "Interim National Security Strategic Guidance," on Wednesday, outlining the new administration's priorities at home and abroad.
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The U.S. has helped create its most formidable adversary.Personnel is policy. By dint of such ties, and past dutiful service to administrations that pursued the very policies of engagement and accommodation that enabled Communist China's rise, we can surmise that the president, and the architects of his agenda, will likely be uniquely soft on China.
While a broad range of topics and potential threats were covered, a special emphasis was placed on China, which was referred to as "the only competitor potentially capable of combining its economic, diplomatic, military, and technological power to mount a sustained challenge to a stable and open international system."
The document vowed to surmount this perceived challenge and to present an agenda that "will strengthen our enduring advantages, and allow us to prevail in strategic competition with China or any other nation."
"The most effective way for America to out-compete a more assertive and authoritarian China over the long-term is to invest in our people, our economy, and our democracy," the document said. "By restoring U.S. credibility and reasserting forward-looking global leadership, we will ensure that America, not China, sets the international agenda, working alongside others to shape new global norms and agreements that advance our interests and reflect our values."
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The Chinese Defense Ministry's Information Bureau also said the People's Republic has "never proactively provoked a war, and we have never invaded an inch of land in other countries.""We cannot lose a single inch of the lands we inherited from our ancestors," the Chinese Defense Ministry's Information Bureau said in a statement published Monday in response to a question on China's national defense strategy, "and we would not take a single cent of others' possessions.
The guide vowed to rally friendly nations to repel what was portrayed as a threat to a U.S.-led order.
"By bolstering and defending our unparalleled network of allies and partners, and making smart defense investments," the paper said, "we will also deter Chinese aggression and counter threats to our collective security, prosperity, and democratic way of life."
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