China is a global problem


WE tend to look at China and the territorial dispute we have with them as a bilateral or regional problem. But an examination of the bigger picture may show something different.

Maybe you have lived near someone we will call Mr. Nasty Neighbor. A few months ago he got into a shouting match with someone who complained about his dog constantly barking late at night. Last month he yelled at some neighborhood children who were running past his house. Mr. Neighbor wrote a letter to the homeowners’ association complaining about someone’s porch light that he said was shinning into his bedroom.

Individually, all these incidents seem to be isolated but, taken together in context, it shows a troubling pattern.

Writing for South Asia Analysis Group, a non-commercial think tank, at, Indian foreign-policy and strategic-affairs analyst Dr. Subhash Kapila makes an interesting case as “China Is the Major Threat to Asian Security and Stability.”

“From South Asia through Southeast Asia and on to East Asia, there is not one major region of the Indo Pacific in which China is not involved in territorial and sovereignty disputes with its neighbors.”

Dr. Kapila says that while China talks peaceful intentions and relations built on trust, its military provocations and strategic aggressiveness tell a different story. “China’s propensity to do so arises from its historical record of seeking resolution of its territorial disputes with its neighbors by the use of military force or the threat to use military force.”


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