In the past, China tried to influence other countries mainly through economic means, using trade and business mechanisms. However, now Beijing has openly shown that it doesn't approve of any foreign interference in the Asia-Pacific Region, China's own backyard.
The move towards a more aggressive foreign policy is understandable, as China has enough military potential to start acting in a more dominant fashion on the international level.
According to the newspaper, during the latest visit of John Kerry to Beijing, China let the United States know that the Pacific Ocean is vast enough to serve the interests of both major powers. China offered the United States to start partnership and mutual understanding in the Pacific.
When that happens, China hopes to outperform others and eventually become a new world leader. China is siding with its long-time ally — Russia — to defy the US hegemony around the world, The Milli Gazette said.
Earlier today it was reported that China warned the United States to stay away from provocative actions in the South China Sea. Over the past couple of weeks, tensions over the hotly disputed territorial claims in the South China Sea have been on the rise.
Washington's desire to act as a world police by sending its military ships and planes to the South China Sea to "patrol" the Chinese backyard could very well lead to an armed encounter between the two countries.