Treat The New China With Tact

Relations between China and the rest of the world are at a delicate phase. China is increasingly assertive, driven both by fear of post-Deng political chaos and rising economic confidence. Heavyhanded tactics surrounding the takeover of Hong Kong in 1997, Beijing's saber-rattling at Taiwan, and the sentencing of dissident Wei Jingsheng are all signs of a China determined to go its own way no matter what others think.

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.