CHINA'S POWER ASSERTIVNESS
The Montreal Review, July, 2010
"Chinese military modernization is unstoppable, and any policy of blockade, sanction or containment will only have a negative effect on Sino-American military relations. The only way forward is to welcome and accept the rise in China's military strength," Yang Yi said in an opinion article for the Chinese newspaper Global Times. Yang Yi, who is a professor at China's National Defense University, argues that the United States must accept Chinese rising power and change their old foreign policy and strategy in the Pacific ocean and Taiwan.
Yi predicts that the rising power of China will create conditions of close encounters for both China and America. Without saying much about the Chinese responsibilities, Yi warns about the responsibilities that the U.S. has, namely to stop the " provocative and risky" activities along the Chinese coast and to abandon Taiwan. He thinks that although America believes that all problems must be resolved through dialogue, China has the right not to communicate on questions of core national interest.
The professor also believes that China is enough transparent in its military strategy and capabilities.
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