June 27, 2012
So Much for China Keeping a Low Profile
Willy Lam, Asia Times
Sovereignty spats in the South China Sea and a United States intention to strengthen its naval forces in the Asia-Pacific region have prompted China's foreign policy establishment to deploy diplomacy and security tactics outside of well-established international norms. Beijing would be better off thinking twice before abandoning the letter and the spirit of Deng Xiaoping's "lie low" stratagem.
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