“The Pacific is big enough for all of us,” said Clinton, “and we will continue to welcome China’s rise if it chooses to play a constructive role in the region. For both of us, the future of this relationship depends on our ability to engage across all these issues at once.”

Clinton continued that “That’s true as well for another very complicated and important region, the Middle East and North Africa. I’ve talked at length recently about our strategy in this region, including in speeches at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the Saban Forum and in my recent testimony before Congress.” …

Regarding China, President Obama has said something similar in the past. “We welcome China’s rise,” said Obama in 2011 standing next to China president Hu Jintao at the White House, according to CBS. “I absolutely believe that China’s peaceful rise is good for the world, and it’s good for America.”