China’s Peaceful rise?
Dec. 30 (AP): China’s high-profile feuds with the United States, along with territorial spats with Southeast Asian neighbors and Japan, showed a more muscular foreign policy in 2010 that called into question Beijing’s promise of a “peaceful rise.”
China’s leaders bristled against outside pressure like never before, but they now seem to be dialing back that combativeness. A more aggressive China could still emerge, but the country’s leaders — wary of taking risks and obsessed with economic growth — don’t appear prepared for that just yet.
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