China claims territory of almost each of its neighbour. It hasn't even left alone the South China Sea and has gone ahead to construct artificial islands for that reason. It is flooding the markets with its products by subsidizing exports in order to destroy competitors and economies of other countries.
What lead to this sudden aggressive stance of China which a few decades back was just a poor developing nation?
Answer By Yang, students in Tokyo
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1. In 1993, That year I was born.
The United States claimed to have obtain the intelligence that accused China“YinHe” cargo ship to transport the production of chemical weapons to Iran,And threatened to impose sanctions on china. At the same time, the USA sent two warships and five helicopters and detained that cargo ship.
After 33 days , the last box of goods were checked in“YinHe” ship , but without any chemical weapons were found.Even so,the USA government hold a tough attitude, refuse to make any apologize to China.
When a chinese diplomats talk about this matter in a TV show,He said the word of “humiliation” 17 times in total.
2. In 1996，That year I was 3 years old.
There was a military crisis in the Taiwan Strait. In TV news, Chinese saw huge military exercises,But we all know China was very weak at that time.Many family began to buy food and stored at home in case of war.
Later, the USA sent two aircraft carriers.The Chinese army can do nothing at that time. So this incident ended in humiliation once again.
3. In 1999，That year I was 6 years old.
On May 7, 1999,NATO's American B-2 bombers fired three missiles that destroyed the Chinese Embassy in Yugoslavia. It killed three Chinese journalists on the spot and more than 10 people were injured.Later the USA government announced that this incident was really a mistake because use of wrong map.
At incident conference,The NATO Secretary drop a hint to audience that this was not a mistake,He made a face deliberately.This is a cute face like a sword engraved in Chinese heart.
4. In 2008，That year I was 15 years old.
Beijing Olympic Games held successfully,At the opening ceremony, when our five-star red flag raised, countless Chinese people burst into tears.
At that time, I knew my country were stronger.
5. In 2016，That year I was 23 years old.
This is my answer to this question.
Why is China so “aggressive” in its economic and foreign policy?
Picture text：I have endured for so many years, just waiting for an opportunity.I am working so hard not want to prove I’m so great.I just want to tell others, I must get back what I have lost.
Jeremy M. Thompson 30 votes
Thanks for this answer. I stand with you in solidarity. Climb your mountain of success!
Alex Russo 39 votes
Thank you for the great answer, I do hope people in the west would be more understanding now, thought I doubt it. I find it ironic how the west claims the Chinese are brainwashed by propaganda while in truth the Chinese understand both sides of the story, while people in the west are (usually) quite one sided. They tend to strongly believe that China is being all "Aggressive!!!" Or that China is a big bad bully. (I know not all think this way, but hey, the vast majority do seem to.)
I understand where they are coming from, and why what the western media says can be so convincing, but I just want to say- who's the one brainwashed by propaganda now? It isn't too hard to do a little research and try to un derstand different points of view. You don't even have to ageee, simply seeking to understand is enough.
P. S. I'm not saying China isn't being aggressive, some actions are slightly extreme, but you'll be surprised by how the western media manipulates it to become so much more.
P. S. 我不是说中国不具有侵略性，他们有些做法些微的有些极端，但是你会惊奇于，西方媒体如何把这种些微的极端操纵成非常离谱。
Triou Ye 5 votes（回复Alex Russo）
One thing to be added, English in China is a compulsory course since primary school, that provides us a chance to know the both sides, but… On your side, it seems not many people know Chinese. I think this is also a factor that causes the difference.
Triou Ye 2 votes（回复Alex Russo）
Thank you man, I had terrible experiences when explaining such political topics to westerns but being called brainwashed…it's tiring…
Jack Zhang （回复Triou Ye）
We don't need to explain that, we just prove it.
Steven Williams（回复Alex Russo）
This is nonsense. People are just as dumb all over the world and eat up anything they're told.