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China’s Boastful Display of Military Might and its Economic Weakness

If you fill a glass to the top with water, then add a few milliliters more, you get a bump of surface tension which – with a minute amount of pressure – breaks and spills water down the sides of the glass. This is a fairly accurate metaphor for China’s policies of expansion, land reclamation, military displays of strength and general economic growth plans over the past few years.