That caused China to begin its arms race with the United States. It has since replaced its late paramount leader Deng Xiaoping’s practice of taoguang yanghui, literally the practice of “keeping a low profile and hiding brightness”, with intensive publicising of its weapons development.
OK, China hasn’t begun an arms race with the United States, and, as for Deng Xiaoping’s practice of ‘keeping a low profile and hiding brightness”, I say China has begun transitioning to a period of transparency.
I think transparency is helpful for both the people of china and the U.S.A..
China has long built its foreign policy on a strategy of taking resources, building infrastructure, and replacing existing structures (that says for the U.S. Navy to stay home) that to bring any “brightness” into the conversation is refreshing.
Let’s hope the leaders of the U.S.A. are equally transparent in its relationship to China, as any threat to Japan is a threat to the U.S.A..