October 11, 2012
China's Shake-up Shapes Foreign Policy
Brendan O'Reilly, Asia Times
Above all else, the leadership and the common people of China want respect. They will seek to earn this respect through economic might, military capabilities, and an uncompromising stance toward territorial disputes. So long as the international system can provide China with economic opportunity, multilateral missions in which to display military might, and the respect due to a world superpower, China's rise can remain peaceful.
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