Asians are like spectators in a movie theater. They are all looking at the screen, which is America, rather than at each other.
--Senior Japanese Foreign Ministry official, Tokyo, April 2007
Countries of greatest importance to India's future: (1) United States, (2) United Kingdom, (3) Japan, (4) France, (5) Russia, (6) China.
--Leaked Indian Ministry of External Affairs document, October 2006
We live in the American orbit. China understands this.
--Former Indonesian cabinet minister, Jakarta, April 2007