Courtesy Reuters

Beijing Behaving Badly

By Edward Friedman

If Margarita Estévez-Abe (“Feeling Triumphalist in Tokyo,” May/June 2014) were correct that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe provoked China’s expansionist behavior, then it would not be the case that many other Asian countries, such as India, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam, are also having to confront the challenge of Chinese aggression.

EDWARD FRIEDMAN
Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University of Wisconsin–Madison

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