SOUTHEAST ASIA AS INFLUENCE CONCURRENCE SCENE OF THE USA AND CHINA (TRANSLATED BY GONCHAROVA E.D.)
Leksyutina Y. V.
Leksyutina, Yana Valeryevna – Doctor of Political Science, Associate Professor of the Faculty of International Relations, Saint-Petersburg State University.
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The policy of "coming back to Asia" announced by President B. Obama sharpens the rivalry of the USA and China in South-East Asia. Both nations pursue the goal of expanding their spheres of influence in the region and securing domination in on-going integration processes in the region. The South China Sea has become a particular point of competition between the USA and China in Southeast Asia.
Key words: US-China relations, US foreign policy, China, Southeast Asia, Association of South East Asian Nations, the South East Sea.