Will China Sign Up to ASEAN Code of Conduct?
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  • The People’s Liberation Army has some cocky, hard-liner generals who have to be appeased, if only verbally. With transition in civilian leadership probably not a likely time for new leaders to make wimpy noises. If the economy tanks a military coup is not out of the question.

  • Kris

    [email protected]: So if the cocky PLA were to meet with an oh-so-regrettable foreign setback, would this put it in its place and allow for a more rational Chinese foreign policy, or would it only inflame Chinese nationalism?

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