Thursday, November 28, 2013

So What Was the Reason for the Massive Chinese Overreach on Its ADIZ?

So I guess my question is, why did the Chinese authorities do something so out of the norm? Surely they were aware of their massive overreach?

A Southeast Asian diplomat that I talked to has more or less the following to say: The Chinese believe that the United States is in decline, so it did what it did to demonstrate that it would be willing to throw its weight around going forward.

I'm not 100% convinced that this is the case, but I can't think of a better explanation myself.

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