Soldiers perform a flag-raising ceremony to celebrate the 71st anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, on October 1. Photo: Xinhua Soldiers perform a flag-raising ceremony to celebrate the 71st anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, on October 1. Photo: Xinhua
Soldiers perform a flag-raising ceremony to celebrate the 71st anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, on October 1. Photo: Xinhua
Frank S. Hong
Opinion

Opinion

Frank S. Hong

A strong, proud China is right to be assertive in pursuing its national interests

  • The choice of the word ‘assertive’ by Western observers commenting on China is driven mostly by managing the perceptions and reaction of domestic audiences, but China is capable of so much more than that one word can convey

Soldiers perform a flag-raising ceremony to celebrate the 71st anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, on October 1. Photo: Xinhua Soldiers perform a flag-raising ceremony to celebrate the 71st anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, on October 1. Photo: Xinhua
Soldiers perform a flag-raising ceremony to celebrate the 71st anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, on October 1. Photo: Xinhua
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