外文标题：Asia's 'big guy' spreads cash and seeks influence in Pacific region
BEIJING: When China's leader, Xi Jinping, visited the Australian state of Tasmania last week, he was greeted by a front page of the local newspaper written in Mandarin. He ate the island's salmon, which will soon be available in China, and met a rare beast known as the Tasmanian devil.
While President Obama quickly returned to the White House after a series of Asian summits, Mr Xi kept going. He spent more days than Mr Obama did in Australia, America's staunch ally; toured New Zealand, another American ally; and flew to the tiny Pacific island of Fiji.
Everywhere Mr Xi went, he left a trail of money, a bounty aimed at showcasing China as the dominant economic power in Asia. The largess was wrapped in a long-range message: Don't worry, he suggested in his speeches. China, the "big guy," is friendly and worthy of consideration not only as an economic partner, but a strategic one, too.
China has no natural allies....they'll be compelled to buy friends and partners.
Sakshi Tandel (Hebbal)
Its time to rein in this imperialist whose oly agenda is to grab labds
brahmdeo.singh85 singh (Ranchi, India)
It is but natural that rich nations/peoples are respected everywhere. If you have money you may command influence. In society also rich people command influence. So no heart burns. Try to be rich and make India rich.
Sriram B (Unknown)
They cannot share their population; but they can bait needy countries with their money. But how long will the trust go is a question? Is China worthy of any trust?
Ruby B (Bengaluru)
China has already overtaken the US to become the world's largest economic power..
All from an economy generated from exporting counterfeit goods!
China has never been trustworthy. Their only friend is China itself.
STOP BUYING CHEAP CHINESE POISONOUS PRODUCTS AND THEN LETS SEE HOW IT PLAYS FOR CHINA
nobody Rivers (Europe)
devide and rule was yesterday, today it is invest , buy and rule
THE CHEAP CHINESE POISONOUS PRODUCT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR DESTROYING WORLD ECONOMY, CAUSING RECESSION IN USA, EUROPE,,AND CHINA IS GREAT,,,,HHAA
Komatineni Komatineni (India)
it's the big brother of asia. and africa. sooner latin america..
no peace with vietnam,japan and india. but wanted to project him powerful. so stupid for china