Obama hits China on his State of the Union Address: We should write those rules

United States of America President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union Address today, Wednesday morning Philippine time. Obama mentioned different issues from economy to security his country is facing. He specifically tackled how US is updating alliances in Asia-Pacific and China’s behavior.

“China wants to write the rules for the world’s fastest-growing region. That would put our workers and businesses at a disadvantage. Why would we let that happen? We should write those rules. We should level the playing field. That’s why I’m asking both parties to give me trade promotion authority to protect American workers, with strong new trade deals from Asia to Europe that aren’t just free, but fair,” Obama elaborates.

“In the Asia Pacific, we are modernizing alliances while making sure that other nations play by the rules – in how they trade, how they resolve maritime disputes, and how they participate in meeting common international challenges like nonproliferation and disaster relief. And no challenge – no challenge – poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change.”