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30 Aug, 2011

Soft approach conceals devious new US strategy – People Forum – People’s Daily Online

The use of smart power has nothing to do with building a more “friendly and modest” national image, but is aimed at long-term strategic goal. The US is determined that the maintenance of global dominance, which guarantees the security and prosperity of US, shall never be weakened.

It also believes that only by holding onto allies and friends can it survive current challenges, and believes that a non-military policy will improve the validity, effectiveness and persistence of US strategy, making it much easier to solve tough tasks with minimum casualties.

The most important thing is to make ourselves even stronger in order to stay powerful in regional disputes, leaving the US little room to play tricks. Next will be the diplomatic contest.

We can learn from the US government, blasting and coaxing other countries at the same time. This way, we can fend off the diplomatic offensive of US smart power.

via Soft approach conceals devious new US strategy – Focus discussion – People Forum.