25 Jul
China takes the gloves off | CNN GPS
By Stephanie Kleine-Ahlbrandt
As tensions rise in the South China Sea, the gloves are coming off in Beijing. When it comes to exploiting the weaknesses of its rivals in Southeast Asia – smaller nations also laying claim to the South China Sea – China doesn’t pull any punches.
Until recently, it followed a line of “reactive assertiveness” – responding forcefully to perceived provocations in this disputed body of water. Now, there are signs that China has shed the “reactive” part of its approach.
FULL ARTICLE (CNN GPS)
Photo: Daderot/ Flickr

China takes the gloves off | CNN GPS

By Stephanie Kleine-Ahlbrandt

As tensions rise in the South China Sea, the gloves are coming off in Beijing. When it comes to exploiting the weaknesses of its rivals in Southeast Asia – smaller nations also laying claim to the South China Sea – China doesn’t pull any punches.

Until recently, it followed a line of “reactive assertiveness” – responding forcefully to perceived provocations in this disputed body of water. Now, there are signs that China has shed the “reactive” part of its approach.

FULL ARTICLE (CNN GPS)

Photo: Daderot/ Flickr

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