China's Rise Ends Europe's Reign
Peter Hartcher, Sydney Morning Herald
Japan is sometimes described as the northern anchor of the US alliance structure in the Pacific, and Australia the southern. After 60 years, they might seem rusted into place.
But serious voices in each country are calling for the captains to consider weighing anchor and shifting moorings. As China rises, it is prompting the beginnings of a reappraisal of the fundamentals of Asia-Pacific security.