Chinese vintage propaganda poster. Image from Flickr, courtesy of  Pedro Ribeiro Simoes.

Chinese vintage propaganda poster. Image from Flickr, courtesy of Pedro Ribeiro Simoes.

China's strategists are not supermen

26 August 2015

As a fresh set of pictures of Chinese artificial islands in disputed areas of the South China Sea hit the U.S. media in late June, a growing number of influential policy analysts in Washington were already lamenting the lack of an effective American response to growing Chinese power and assertiveness in East Asia. They claim that democratic governments must respond to the vicissitudes of public opinion and daily events, making far-sighted planning – let alone strategy – all but impossible.

Read the full commentary piece by SDSC Adjunct Associate Professor John Lee on the Nikkei Asian Review website.

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