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Doing this would significantly reduce miscalculation and the likelihood of conflict.It is in our interests to work harder to build on areas of common concern and shared opportunities." Clinton left on her first foreign policy tour (to Asia) on 15 February 2009 including scheduled stops in Japan, China, South Korea, and Indonesia. officials and media that Vice President Joe Biden could emerge as the figure to spearhead U. Clinton was reported to have fought hard to obtain the China file and lead the comprehensive dialogue with China.Joining her on this trip was Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern. Prior to leaving on her tour of Asia, Clinton remarked, "We see the Chinese economic relationship as essential to our own country, so we're going to consult and work in a way that will be mutually beneficial." Clinton attracted criticism, though, when she suggested that U. criticism of the human rights record of the People's Republic of China should not be allowed to "interfere" with cooperation with Beijing on resolving global economic, environmental, and security crises."The problem with the pivot is that to date it lacks serious substance.The actions it has entailed either have been merely symbolic, such as the pending deployment of a small number of U. marines to Australia, or have involved simply the reallocation of existing air and naval assets from other theaters." China has also cited the American example for other actions, such as the establishment of their Air Defense Identification Zone.Former Chinese State Councilor, Dai Bingguo, suggested to Hillary Clinton: “Why don’t you ‘pivot out of here?