China promotes ‘Asia-Pacific dream’ to counter U.S. ‘pivot’

By Simon Denyer, November 12, 2014

BEIJING — Chinese President Xi Jinping has a new vision for Asia, with his country at the center of affairs. It embodies what he calls the “Asia-Pacific dream” and two new “Silk Roads,” and it is backed by tens of billions of dollars in infrastructure investment, a proposed free-trade zone and vigorous diplomatic engagement.

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