By Victor Davis Hanson -
China is not wasting the disaster of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak. It once gained a lot by faking friendliness, but now it seems to think it has no choice but to get even more by being authentically belligerent.
As part of the about-face, China no longer flatters the West in passive-aggressive fashion, but rather shows its disdain for a weak Europe and an increasingly divided U.S.
China’s real message to a fence-sitting world?
While America tears itself apart with endless internal quarreling and media psychodramas, and while Europe appeases its enemies, and while the rest of Asia stays mute, waiting to see who wins, China is now on the move—without apologies.