It’s the most central issue of policy makers in our region. There reactive than active.
Chinese are on a different level than our leadership. In the case of the Chinese it is strategic patience. The US and it's allies are trying to bait China into a war with Taiwan in the hope of getting China in a quagmire. The Chinese leadership is showing great wisdom in this regard. They are waiting it out because the challenger (US) is declining, no need to give it an opportunity to weaken China.
Only criticism of China I have is that they need to step up their game of regime change in countries of interest. They should start with Taiwan.