On July 21, 2010, Huanqiu, the Chinese edition of Global Times, published an article by someone called Su Hao, who claimed that he had recently visited the U.S. State Department and talked with Washington D.C. officials, think tanks and some U.S. scholars.
Su Hao said, “The U.S. is ‘taking action quietly,’ enhancing America’s influence in East Asia and especially Southeast Asia. … The U.S. is conducting a lot of investigations and doing research on China and the countries around China.”
According to Su Hao, "The hidden activities that the U.S. is conducting” are aimed at weakening China’s influence in East Asia, damaging relations between China and its neighboring countries and eventually constructing a U.S. led international order in the Asia-pacific region.
Source: Huanqiu, July 21, 2010