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Xinhua: Preemptive Diplomacy in Response to U.S. Moves in Asia

A Xinhua article proposes preemptive diplomacy to handle a dilemma posed by the U.S. presence in Asia.

According to the article, if China reacted to America’s attempts to restrain China, it would prove the accusation, that China will not rise peacefully, is true. If, on the other hand, China did nothing, its national interests would suffer and it would not do any good to promote a peaceful rise. Thus, the article recommends preemptive diplomacy: “As China has more and more external interests at heart, it should act to safeguard when needed and to be on the offensive when appropriate, as well as to provide more clarifications and explanations.”

Source: Xinhua, August 9, 2010