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Sam Roggeveen: Uneasy about a US-China power balance? The alternative is scarier

"Some people would have you believe that China will displace America in the Asia-Pacific," Ashton Carter said in Arizona on April 6, in a speech previewing his first tour of Asia as U.S. defense secretary. But, he added, "there is another scenario in which everyone wins, ... a continuation of the decades of peace and stability anchored by a strong American role, in which all Asia-Pacific countries continue to rise and prosper, including China. This is the scenario we seek in the ongoing rebalance."

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