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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

China in the Back of my Head

Over the past few months I have been noticing a consistent trend within media articles regarding the level of aggressiveness China is taking. The latest was their response to a very responsible comment from Australia's PM. (article)

For a country with the second largest economy in the world, such aggressiveness is not responsible.

As a matter of fact, as a country's role increases with respect to world affairs, people (in general, all over the world) expect more from this country. They expect a level of charity, a level of human rights and sophistication. (Just like an average person entering the public eye becoming a celebrity. Whether he/she likes it or not, they are now a role model and should act accordingly. But we know that doesn't always happen so smoothly.)

Their new found aggressiveness is in the back of my head as potential to de-rail global stability, let alone the global economy.

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