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Why do people fear a rising China?   [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2017-8-6 01:54:25 |Display all floors
I speak as a Canadian. This means that my culture and world-view is basically American except that I am less grandiose and aggressive. Well-educated North Americans like me worry about China's increasing strength mainly because we are not USED to it. We are not confident that China will develop the liberal democratic standards of the West and share the deep economic desire to maintain world peace in order to increase human standards of living. We worry that the Chinese anger about past colonialism will lead China to be unwisely aggressive as an emotional compensation. I must also say that I am concerned about the lack of American wisdom in regards to Korea. The US should cancel its defense treaty with the Republic of Korea and withdraw all its forces. I am certain that, in return, China would end the criminal Kim regime and remove all major weapons from the DPRK! Korea is just China's Mexico. It belongs within Chinese military control.
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Post time 2017-8-6 03:31:24 |Display all floors
GhostBuster Post time: 2017-8-5 19:26
US is behind this scheme!
US has tried all means to nullify the strength and growth of a rising Chin ...

If you make such statements it would be advisable to also have some backup material to prove. Anyone can just spout off, and you are doing just that. Too bad.

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Post time 2017-8-6 06:44:59 |Display all floors
1105852048 Post time: 2017-8-6 03:31
If you make such statements it would be advisable to also have some backup material to prove. Anyo ...

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Post time 2017-8-6 06:46:46 |Display all floors
DMZappa Post time: 2017-8-5 23:45
Rest easy there. The US is sadly doomed. China will be number one in the years to come.

Not possible for US to be second!
US is always SECOND TO NONE!

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Post time 2017-8-6 06:57:43 |Display all floors
1105852048 Post time: 2017-8-6 03:31
If you make such statements it would be advisable to also have some backup material to prove. Anyo ...

You mean you are ignorant of this fact!

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Post time 2017-8-6 10:16:31 |Display all floors
Vis-a-vis the US, coldwar USSR was different from present-day China in one regard - economic potential.  The USSR balkanized not because of politics but because of economic disruption to its national budget outcome from embarking on an arms race to counter Reagan's mythical star-wars nuclear defense shield.  The USSR was not important to the US as an economic market then while China and the US today are economically intertwined.

And because of that integrated trade and investment relationship add-on China's capitalization of the US' mounting debts, the US knows it cannot subvert China's economy and thus it can only try to subvert China's rise before the rest of the world from the angle of her political makeup subset her growing global influence but subtract her historical rationale.  One cannot discount the US as global hegemon will always harbor the prospect of repeating its USSR strategy but this time on politics rather than then on economics. Unlike China, the US has not once said it too discounts its role to lay a thucydides trap on China.

Therefore, the question of why people fear a rising China reduces to why some people in the west in key positions of policy-making are still working in cahoots with most of their media and military to embed a negative political image of China that only shows they intend to maintain a zero-sum game of i win only if you lose, ergo the trap, further persuaded on the one hand by the ease of making the Chinaman the world's traditional bogeyman for political deflection purpose, and on the other hand by the ease of drawing upon the buddy network of post-war alliances entangled and stoked by fear and cooked by slanted analysis of their own personal insistence excused only by the power invested in their positions, not the historical reality of the world.

To continue that US narrative, Trump and those before him have been ignoring historical, economic and geopolitical realities by first trying to stake the One-China policy as a bargaining chip with China at the trade table but China stood fast and repeated her constant stance. Next they tried to tie in NK nuclearization but NK has turned the table with extension of its missile range which therefore increases its own leverage. Then they rattled about the SChinaS but got unhinged by China's stake of sovereignty which precedes even the formation of the Hague what more exposes the mischief of Truman's administration. Then they talked about tariffs but are starting to realize any of China's counter-response to its deployment of its Section 301 last used on its Japan ally would be pricelessly punitive.

If China and others go to the WTO, the US will have succeeded in tarring itself as the world's trade pariah since its argument about the size of its trade deficit will have to be countered with the real reason why it will not export technologies that others want to buy to reduce the deficit it wants to reduce, a reason that only reinforces its wish to remain the sole global hegemon so similar to the images its media instruments have concocted of others to demonize.

Moreover, when global trade is in the doldrums, countries like China are no exceptions in internalizing their economic growth; for instance, last year's domestic consumption contributed two-thirds to her economic growth with net exports only 2.2% to her GDP of which only 18% to the US.

Furthermore, Trump and company will not have missed that over the last 15 years, US exports to China rose by 500% in contrast to 90% rest of world, and for the American farmer, a key vote game-changer, the value of his farm exports to China has risen by 200% over the last decade until today China takes ups 62% of the US soybean exports besides other agro-products, which amounted to a staggering USD14 Billion annually straight into the coffers of Iowa, Indiana and Nebraska.

In the event of any trade war, that together with the huge US presence already in China such as with Apple, General Motors, Starbuck and Boeing will be jeopardized until a new Sleepless In Seattle will sink the Wall Street Composite Index critically below its present 22K level.  Boeing alone will lose that USD1 Trillion (1,000 Billion) plane order, the mother of all aviation contracts.

Both the American Dream and the China Dream can be realized if the demonization of China is replaced by a new cooperation that founded on China's inalienable right to rise unimpeded to the global stage, reclaim of her sovereign rights and the realpolitik of equal partnerships, not by a containment today, an engagement tomorrow, a conflict the day after, all of which festering destruction to no one's final gain in a future so full of promise, and already drained of the myth of peril long punctured in real-life by the same very humans met, hands-shaken, co-teamed and dined.

Those who have misgivings about China should drain the swamps in their heads.

This one for the US sailor; may it be the Chinese navy which saves him.

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Post time 2017-8-6 10:45:07 |Display all floors
GhostBuster Post time: 2017-8-5 19:26
US is behind this scheme!
US has tried all means to nullify the strength and growth of a rising Chin ...

If it was not China, the U.S. would shXt on any 2nd economy.eg. the past Japan. That's the old U.S. national doctrine--zero-sum game. However, China's new political and economy practice is proven more acceptable to the world (mutual respect and win-win). As time goes by, China approach is proven more attrative and welcomed. Once the U.S. keeps losing her credit and influence, her allies are leaving her like a complaining wife against her husband. The U.S. is doomed to fall as no others are interested in making any more wars which the U.S. rely to live on.

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