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China is taking a more active role in overseas politicking under Xi Jinping with aid, military bases and alliances

2 months ago
Sky Canaves
recent agreement for the People's Liberation Army to provide military aid and training in Syria was the latest example of China's reversal of its longstanding foreign policy approach. “Since Xi Jinping became president, they no longer talk about keeping a low profile,” says Paul Haenle, head of the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center in Beijing.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.