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Wikileaks reveals Clinton banker speech where Hillary says US will “ring China with missile defense”

WikiLeaks reveals Hillary Clinton said that the United States would "ring China with missile defense."

Here is a Wikileaks Podesta email leak that is not going to please China.

In the latest Wikileaks document dump, Hillary Clinton is on record sending a stark warning to China, should Beijing refuse to pressure North Korea over its sputtering missile and nuclear program.

In a 2013 private speech to bankers Hillary said…

“We’re going to ring China with missile defense. We’re going to put more of our fleet in the area.”

“So China, come on. You either control them [North Korea] or we’re going to have to defend against them.”

Salon reports

Clinton told a different audience in 2013 that by China’s logic, the U.S. after World War II could have labeled the Pacific Ocean the “American Sea.”

“My counterpart sat up very straight and goes, ‘Well, you can’t do that,’” she said. “And I said, ‘Well, we have as much right to claim that as you do. I mean, you claim (the South China Sea) based on pottery shards from, you know, some fishing vessel that ran aground in an atoll somewhere.”

In another remark revealed in the Wikileaks hack, Clinton called Chinese President Xi Jinping “a more sophisticated, more effective public leader” than his predecessor, Hu Jintao. She noted Xi’s plans for economic and social reforms, but blamed what she called “a resurgence of nationalism” on the Chinese government.


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