Huanqiu published that the United States is “quietly moving” to solidify its influence in Southeast Asia using different tactics. The activities, Huanqiu speculated, include trips to Asia by U.S. officials and U.S. scholars, conferences in Asia on economic partnerships and maritime law, as well as visits to China by U.S. scholars. These covert activities provide the base for future actions as well as intelligence support to its policies and open actions, aiming to cut into East Asia for control when the time is ripe. Professor Su Hao, China Foreign Affairs University, affiliated with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, wrote the article.
Source: Huanqiu, July 21, 2010