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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Beijing Talks Tough About “New Cold War” in Asia By Willy Lam

Beijing Talks Tough About “New Cold War” in Asia

By Willy Lam
 
 Beijing has declared a New Cold War against “hostile anti-China forces in the West,” a code word for the United States and its Asia-Pacific allies. According to the party mouthpiece Global Times, “Northeast Asia is under imminent threat of a New Cold War,” with the U.S. and its Japanese and South Korean allies pitted against China, Russia and the DPRK. Seeing a zero-sum type of ferocious contention in the volatile region, the official Beijing Youth Daily warned in a mid-August commentary that “we must beware of a New Cold War” that could plunge the region into chaos. The siege mentality in which Beijing finds itself is a result of adverse developments within its sphere of influence.
 
[Read More]https://jamestown.org/program/beijing-talks-tough-new-cold-war-asia/?mc_cid=21e841792d&mc_eid=2008f434e0

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