China Could Use Europe's Financial Crisis to Get Foothold in Atlantic

The U.S. may not be able to count on NATO allies strapped for cash, expert says.

China's Prime Minister Wen Jiabao and his Portuguese counterpart Jose Socrates, Dec. 9 2005, stand in front of an honour guard at Queluz Palace outside Lisbon.

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