Beijing Olympic 2008 is now into its 5th day. I missed the first part of the world's hyperclass games meet due to my satellite receiver having gone a bit off-track in tuning. After the technician adjusted it back, CCTV channels 1, 2 & 7 were crystal clear on the screen in front of me.
When President Bush took office in 2001, he vowed to focus more on Asia in America's global strategic planning. This shift in foreign policy of U.S. had profound implications for Asia.
Touching on Asia, President Bush propounded that Asia would emerge to be the global centre in terms of strategic significance and economic influence in 21st century. As such, the core of the America's foreign policy would have to be shifted to Asia to tune in to the likely new world order. Simply put, the emerging Asia is scaling up in global influence.
The single nation that commands the global shift of attention to Asia is China. China is exerting more influence now in international arenas. In years to come, China's foreign policy would pressurize U.S. to an even further extent.
Japanese gold medalist Ayumi Tanimoto stands with her medal at the medals ceremony of the judo half middleweight division finals at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Tuesday, August 12, 2008.