Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Hu Jintao's Grand Tour
Securing China's access to resources is driving Beijing's approach. C. Raja Mohan notes:
Amidst China’s growing dependence on imported natural resources, both energy and mineral, and its massive export of manufactured goods to foreign markets have made the protection of sea-lanes in the Indian Ocean a high priority for Beijing and a major justification for the rapid modernisation of its naval forces.
Also, Abu Aardvark (aka Marc Lynch>notes the near-absence of coverage of Hu's visit in the U.S. media, even by his own Foreign Policy site.