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Write down defense deal: US expert

TOO AMBIGUOUS?Former East Asia defense specialist Joseph Bosco said strategic ambiguity risked a conflict and that China believes it can deter intervention by the US

By William Lowther  /  Staff reporter in WASHINGTON

He said that greater clarity and greater restraint was needed on both sides.

The statement issued by the task force said that it rejected the thesis that history dictates that when one nation rises in power, it will inevitably confront the nation in power and a war will ensue.

“We strongly believe that China and the US have many shared and complementary interests ... whatever differences exist between these two great nations and their allies, they can be resolved in a peaceful manner,” it said.

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