The West needs to be careful what it wishes for. Western capitals want China to be more responsible and active, but they don’t like it when Beijing is more assertive. China wants respect, but not responsibility.
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The author discusses the balancing act world leaders must take when calling for more activity on the part of China. A thought-provoking piece that begs readers to consider China's role in current global affairs.
Is China following the path of "fools" by embarking on diplomatic avenues which lead only to short-term gain? China must think longer term to the world being created in which it will one day play such a major role.