Global Times, under the Chinese state daily news Renmin, recently published an introductory article on the research report “2010: The Regional Security Situation and China’s Countermeasures“ by the Pacific Research Institute of the China Academy of Social Sciences. The bottom line of the report is that, from northwest to southwest, neighboring regions are relatively stable, while from northeast to southeast they are problematic. The biggest change identified was the U.S. return to Asia. The biggest issue identified was the potential formation of a US-Japan-Korea military alliance. The biggest source of security threats identified was sea-based conflict.
Source: Global Times, December 21, 2010