In some quarters, the latest boost in Beijing's defense spending is already being blamed on the United States. The U.S. announced a "pivot to Asia" in January, so China promptly increased its defense budget. This line of thinking underscores the truth in the old adage that, for every problem, there is a solution that is neat, plausible - and wrong.It isn't always about us.
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