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Has China Moved From Competitor to Adversary?

“The Obama administration now faces a critical decision on two flashpoints created by Chinese aggression,” writes Robert Haddick . “The first is how the United States government will respond to the cyber intrusion into the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) database… The second flashpoint is of course Chinese activities in the South China Sea.”  

“The upcoming summit between Obama and Xi may be the last chance to prevent China’s slide from competitor to adversary. That chance is slim. China seems committed to both its cyber espionage program and its territorial expansion in East Asia on its ‘blue soil.’ We can now see in retrospect that America’s long-standing, bipartisan policy of forbearance toward China has accelerated the slide and therefore should be seen as totally discredited.”

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