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Jon Huntsman, the former Ambassador to China, is getting nervous about how things are playing out in Asia:

“The tensions are real,” he said, citing the two nations’ maneuvering over islands in the East China Sea. Risks also are being raised by expanding activities such as surveillance flights in the region by other nations, including South Korea and Russia, he said.

“I worry about the military maneuvers in crowded airspaces and sea lanes” where an incident can escalate into something “beyond anyone’s ability to then de-escalate it,” Huntsman said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt” airing this weekend.

Read more at The American Interest. By Walter Russell Mead.

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