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Because the “new assertiveness” meme really took off between 20, Johnston set the benchmark date during that period and compared assertiveness—which he defined as “a form of assertive diplomacy that explicitly threatens to impose costs on another actor that are clearly higher than before”—before and after.
“[I]f this discourse accurately reflected reality, one would expect there to have been a radical change in Chinese foreign policy” around late 2009, he observed.
There was an exception, though, and that was China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea, which are in many cases contested by other countries in the region.
Since Johnston’s article was published in 2013, there’s been another huge spike in discussion of Chinese assertiveness in U. publications, and it coincides with an artificial island-building spree in the South China Sea that kicked off in earnest in 2014.
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Suggestions include: Last updated: September 2016 Content on this website is provided for education and information purposes only.Some people confuse assertiveness with aggression and think that to assert yourself is to adopt a particular position in a disagreement, stand your ground and argue a point without compromise.In fact, being assertive means communicating your needs, wants, feelings, beliefs and opinions to others in a direct and honest manner, while at the same time being receptive to their needs and without intentionally hurting anyone’s feelings.S.-China climate accord reached in November 2014, and Xi’s new commitments on cap-and-trade, are cases in point.The nuance matters because clichés have consequences in the context of international rivalries, particularly where the stakes of misunderstanding are high.