China’s rise in the past three decades has made it a formidable challenger to the international order. Under General Secretary Xi Jinping it has been on a quest to attain economic, military, diplomatic and technological supremacy by 2049, the centenary year of the founding of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). China’s manifestation of revisionism through multiple projects and goals, which Mr Xi initiated in this decade, diverges from its claim of peaceful rise. Being a major country on its periphery with an unresolved active border dispute and a formidable trade deficit, I.....

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