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PacNet #13A – R-E-S-P-E-C-T!

The collision between a Chinese Air Force fighter and an American reconnaissance aircraft in international airspace over the South China Sea represents an unfortunate, unplanned, but nonetheless important test of the maturity of the Sino-U.S. relationship and of the Chinese leadership as well. Thus far, Beijing appears to be flunking the test.