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Opinion

China continues its territorial advances in Asia

Strategy relies on a steady progression of actions to outmaneuver rival states

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Chinese troops dismantling their bunkers in Ladakh along the India-China border in February 2021: what stands out is the speed and scale with which China is redrawing facts on the ground without firing a shot. (Handout photo from the Indian Army)   © AP

Brahma Chellaney is a geostrategist and author of nine books, including "Asian Juggernaut: The Rise of China, India and Japan."

Russia's invasion of Ukraine is helping to obscure China's expansionism in Asia, where it continues to redraw its land and maritime borders and exert growing pressure on Taiwan. Unlike Russia's frontal military assault, China's preferred mode of expansionism is salami-slicing, or altering the status quo in its favor, little by little.

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