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Xi's China has made 3 foreign policy mistakes: Bilahari Kausikan

Former top Singapore diplomat says Beijing has miscalculated America's decline

Chinese President Xi Jinping during a visit to Australia in 2014. The president's first mistake may have been to abandon the approach of 'hiding your claws and biding your time.'   © Reuters

SINGAPORE -- At the Chinese Communist Party's national congress set to kick off on Oct. 16, President Xi Jinping will try to extend his tenure as the country's top leader.

China's foreign policy has changed significantly under his decade in power, shifting to a more confident and assertive stance than his predecessors.

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