Unfortunately for assertive rising powers like China, might is not always right.

If too much pressure is applied on smaller powers, defiance rather than acquiescence may result. And these smaller powers may find succor in international courts and with favorable global opinion.

Recently, China got into a nasty scrap with Vietnam as it move a billion-dollar rig into disputed waters off Vietnam’s coast in late May 2014. Later, a Chinese vessel rammed and sank a Vietnamese fishing boat about 17 nautical miles southwest of the oil rig, the state-run Vietnamese television network, VTV1, reported. All 10 crew members were rescued according to the network.

 

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