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If you can go soft, why would you go hard?

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This South-China sea saga is really insane. It sparked a really strongly worded letter from our Singaporean ambassador to China.

But that brings up only one point: If China can go soft, why would it go hard? 

Going hard suggests a running out of strategy/ tactics. For example, if you have shown yourself to be a person of power and there is a dispute, the logical manner should always be to go soft and engage the other person in a dialogue.

Why would anyone go “hard”? Going “hard” only reveals insecurity and does not command respect. Appearing highly emotional and doing character assassination is even worse. Any evidence of high-handedness will also not make you popular.

And the evidence can and will be used against you for life, since it’s written and made known to the other party.

Fascinating, no? 

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