China's mighty history continues to shape it...
"Washington may end up with a more assertive ally that antagonizes China, South Korea, and perhaps other neighboring states but continues to depend on the United States to achieve its enhanced ambitions."
The rise of technologies such as 3-D printing and advanced robotics means that the next few decades for Asia’s economies will not be as easy or promising as the previous five.
Allowing China to conquer Taiwan would almost certainly fan the flames of Chinese expansionism rather than extinguish them.
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