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American indifference might have spurred Beijing to rapidly strengthen its military presence in the South China Sea.
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India, by falling back to its traditional non-alignment policy, can serve as a mediator between an increasingly assertive China and the West.
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The newly-formed cabinet of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has several establishment faces with close links to India.