This is quite funny. The most feared ‘bad boy’ of the world telling China that the Asian country is frightening other nations. And who was it that Nelson Mandala said is the most dangerous nation on the planet Earth? Certainly not China.
The US' Deputy Secretary of State, Robert Zoellick, told China that it is causing a ‘cauldron of anxiety’ in the US and other parts of the world (but I don't think so in Africa or a number of Middle Eastern and South American nations).
He said that the US had worked hard to bring China into the international system over the past 30 years, but now wants to ensure China behaves as a responsible player on the world stage. It’s like the village bully, who is bashing all sundry around him and wading through pools of innocent blood almost everywhere, telling a bloke who hasn’t caused any trouble that the latter must be responsible.
Zoellick said, "Many countries hope China will pursue a peaceful rise …"
I agree but at the same we have to acknowledge many countries have lost faith that the USA under Bush will ever be trusted or that she will pursue ‘peaceful’ path. Look into the mirror, Mr Zoellick, before you preach to others.