Pentagon Concerned at China's Military Might

Lalit K Jha

Washington, Apr 13 (PTI) Expressing concern over the increasing military might of China in the Asia Pacific region, a top Pentagon commander and several senators have favoured the demand for more counter-balancing US efforts in the region.

"As China was exerting its influence last year in a very assertive way, we were receiving general appeals across the Asia-Pacific from among our partners with regard to a desire for more US influence in the region," Admiral Robert Willard, Commander, US Pacific Command (PACOM) said.

"Countries in the Asia Pacific region are asking for its influence to counterbalance China as they are being challenged by it," he said.

But he quickly pointed out that the significant growth of the Asian economy has been mainly due to the economic achievements of China.


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