August 1, 2014

Is China Trying to Destroy Asia's Regional Order?

Andrew Phillips, The National Interest

The Associated Press

Hugh White and others are right to worry about a drift toward antagonism among Asia’s great powers. China’s recent assertiveness in local maritime disputes should moreover disabuse anyone of the comforting conceit that China will forever meekly accept the meager consolation of being an also-ran great power.

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