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Barack Obama sends veiled message to China as he renews Asia-Pacific pivot commitment

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Says that Asia’s security order must not be based on “coercion or intimidation … where big nations bully the small, but on alliances for mutual security”.

Reuters in Brisbane, Australia

US President Barack Obama sought on Saturday to reassure Asia-Pacific allies about Washington’s strategic shift toward the region as he sent a veiled message to a rising China with a vow to “deepen our engagement using every element of our power”.

Speaking in Australia on the final stop of a three-country regional tour, Obama insisted that Asia’s security order must not be based on “coercion or intimidation … where big nations bully the small…

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