The United States "Pivot to Asia" or the shift of economic and military focus from the Middle East to East Asia and the Pacific, was the United States administrations new focus on stregthing ties with East Asia and Pacific countries in order to combat China's increasing economic power, military power, and its territorial claims, specifically the South China Sea which is one of the largest trading zones in Asia.

Closer relations between Washington and Asia aren't new -- trade between the continent and the United States, and between the U.S. and China in particular, has exploded in the past two decades, so in a way the "Pivot to Asia" is just placing a name on a trend that has been going on for years. *theatlantic

"By taking the approach it did, the Obama administration managed to make tensions in the Asia-Pacific worse while also allowing the Middle East and Europe to fall into even deeper chaos than before as a result of neglect" * Tribune Content Agency

These quotes show how the current trend of moving market over seas can be both benificial and non-benificial for foreign countries. -Grandjury Teagan

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Conflict has risen and tensions have increased in East Asia as China and multiple other countries like Viatnam and the Philippines all lay claim to the South China Sea, a major trading zone in Asia. It has lead the United States to increase sea plane patrols and maritime navy patrols in the sea zone to try to oppose China's claim in the region. This has lead to multiple close encounters with American and Chinese forces in the region. China has artificially built islands on prexsisting reafs and shallow zones in the sea and has contrusted military installations on said islands to try to increase the power of its claim to the zone.