Thursday, December 30, 2010
A View from Hong Kong
Lau Nai-keung, a politician in Hong Kong, wrote a piece in South China Morning Post (December 26, 2008) entitled “Proof that China will no longer be bullied.” Internally, Beijing has faced tremendous pressure to take action to defend China’s vital national interests. These tough foreign policy actions include the cancelation of the Sino-European summit due to Nicholas Sarkozy’s meeting the Dalai Lama in Poland. China also for the first time sent two coastal patrol frigates to the disputed Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands in a show of might against Japan. Probably, the Chinese military has increasingly voiced out its opinion regarding the Chinese foreign policy.