It therefore aims at revamping and strengthening ASEAN.
Expanding its diplomatic circle and participating more vibrantly in the economic sector through Trans Pacific Partnership and East Asia reach out are number of steps aimed at counter balancing the influence of China. Strengthening military ties with countries like Philippines and India in particular be attributed to America’s intentions of counter balancing the influence of China in the region.
Such a policy is adopted based on the fact that China is fast catching on America as the largest economy. Furthermore, the strengths gained by China in recent times in form of military reach outs, naval expansions, and other military partnerships with regional states has alarmed United States of America considerably. America cannot confrontation with China; rather it must aim at mitigating the Chinese influence through effective presence, military and economic support to the regional players of the Asia Pacific