American Exceptionalism - the Neocon's favourite ideology..
Crooked Hillary's 'America's Pacific Century' piece was also adopted as official US Foreign Policy, so no doubt the pressure will mount further on China too.
Indeed. US policy is to prevent any other nation or power bloc becoming a counter weight to American influence in the world.
You need to look a the Wolfowitz Doctrine to understand the role of the US in the ME for example.
"Our first objective is to prevent the re-emergence of a new rival, either on the territory of the former Soviet Union or elsewhere that poses a threat on the order of that posed by the former Soviet Union ,,, to prevent any hostile power from dominating a region whose resources would under consolidated control be sufficient to generate global power."
Of course there is no evidence that Russia is "hostile" at all - it simply wants to do business with China and the EU, not invade them or subject them to tyranny.