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Chinese President Xi Jinping inspects troops at the beginning of a military parade in Beijing's Tiananmen Square on Sept. 3, 2015.   © Reuters

Making the 'Chinese dream' a reality means flouting a few rules

| China

SHANGHAI From his earliest days in power, President Xi Jinping has touted a "Chinese dream" of turning the country into a global power, and his pursuit of that dream has seen China flex its muscles in just about every sphere imaginable.

But Xi's aggressive approach and growing disregard for international rules have put China on a collision course with the country it hopes to emulate.

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