Clinton Says Asia Needs U.S. Leadership
Posted in: Governance at 11/04/2012 19:15
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said there is no alternative to U.S. leadership in the Asia- Pacific region, recognizing concerns that the U.S. is moving to deny rising Asian nations "their fair share of influence."
Clinton acknowledged tensions with China, citing "cyber intrusions" that include the online theft of American intellectual property, and called for setting clear Internet governance policies with Beijing. She dismissed regional misgivings that talk of American leadership is code for protecting Western prerogatives.