Risk on the high seas despite Xi’s goodwill

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The high seas run-in, on Tuesday last week, was not made public until the end of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting in San Francisco, where Xi held talks with US President Joe Biden and agreed to restore military-to-military communication. “The assertive phase of China’s international behaviour, the so-called “Wolf Warrior” era, might be nearing its end, or at least past its peak. But if so, apparently nobody told the PLA – China’s military,” Sam Roggeveen, director of the Lowy Institute’s International Security Program, wrote on Saturday. “So, the question that arises is whether these incidents are evidence of a...