China's Peaceful Rise Failing?

China’s desire to rise peacefully has faced some difficulties, but these problems have not come from without but from within. There is, of course, the distrust of its neighbors and the West to China’s sudden rise; but there is also the manner in which China has exerted its influence in the South China Sea that has caused some concern. China’s aggressive tactics over the maritime and territorial disputes have flown in the face of any peaceful intention.

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