Opinion: China’s ‘passive aggressive’ approach to diplomacy in Asia presents countries in the region with guilt, pressure and false dilemmas
"The message to smaller countries is plain. If they stand up for themselves —especially when they do so in cooperation with America — they place at risk the benefits of Chinese trade, investment and aid," writes Andrew Browne. "This is how China seeks to convince its neighbors that they have no option but to defer to its wishes."
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