A growing Chinese military budget, coupled with U.S. plans to scale back military spending for the next several years, have led to the perception that China is rising as the U.S. slips. That perception may be even more important in countries sitting on the fence, like Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia and Myanmar, which only recently started backing off from its close ties with China.
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