Photo Gallery: Beijing Flexes Its Muscles
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Photo Gallery: Beijing Flexes Its Muscles

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The Dragon's Embrace China's Soft Power Is a Threat to the West

China may have no intentions of using its growing military might, but that is of little comfort for Western countries. From the World Trade Organization to the United Nations, Beijing is happy to use its soft power to get what it wants -- and it is wrong-footing the West at every turn.
Von Erich Follath
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan