In veiled message to China, Obama renews commitment to Asia-Pacific pivot

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the University of Queensland in BrisbaneBy Matt Spetalnick and Matt Siegel BRISBANE Australia (Reuters) – 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, but on alliances for mutual security”. …

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