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China Takes an Expansionist View of Geopolitics

Zhixing Zhang
Senior East Asia Analyst, Stratfor
Oct 31, 2017 | 08:30 GMT
The geopolitical circumstances that long struck theorists in and outside China as a hindrance are now proving to be an opportunity for the Middle Kingdom.

Compared with its counterparts in the West, China historically has taken a narrower view of geopolitics, one that reached scarcely farther than its borders. But that view has begun to expand.

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The country's new strategy will take some getting used to after centuries spent in the service of a largely self-contained geopolitical theory. But its perils and imperatives will be familiar to the Middle Kingdom. ...

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