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Which powerful country would be China's best friend in the near future?   [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2011-5-30 13:15:45 |Display all floors

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Okay!

BR(I)MS states are China's closest friends!
that's also true - but such states are not POWERFUL in the traditional sense of meaning!

They are just STRONG NATIONAL ECONOMIES, with no expeditionary force capability!
Even Russia has limited capability.

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Post time 2011-5-30 13:38:13 |Display all floors
Originally posted by manoj10 at 2011-5-29 23:23
.If you lived in a different way of life, you are probably one of my enemies.

Arabic Islam, African countries, East Easian countries, Hispanic.....Only the way of U.S is right.
Is this the logic of U.S?

China respect the different ways of life, China would make friends with every countries, both U.S and Sudan, both Parkistan and India.
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Post time 2011-5-30 13:44:47 |Display all floors
Originally posted by greendragon at 2011-5-30 11:43
Let's dissect the question!
What are powerful countries.
Conditions to be considered a powerful country!
(a) High Per capita income = associated with complex tertiary society.
(b) High Produc ...
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If Japan were not a "protectorate" of USA any more, Maybe Japan would be the closet powerful friend.
Both China and Japan had the similar traditional culture.

Maybe German.

Maybe France.

Would U.S?

little conflicts, gain huge mutual benefits in the cooperation, similar values, similar threat faced, ...
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Post time 2011-5-30 14:27:02 |Display all floors
Countries do not have friends. They only have allys to serve mutual interests.
In our contemporary political and economical envrionment, interests are complex - while China may well see a good role model in the European system and develop close ties with the EU in the economic sector, it will probably consider the US military as being far more sophisticated (the EU does not even have an own independant military itself), so Chinese military ties will probably focus more on the US. For ressources, allies like Russia, Africa, Iran and Australia will be far more interesting for China than most other countries.

Of course, all other nations around the world hold similar thinking.

So always remember: in the 21st century, you don't have nations against other nations - you have interest groups (e.g., militaries, environmentalists) against other interest groups (e.g. industries, banks, socialists).
Our world is far more complex than it used to be.

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Post time 2011-5-30 14:31:41 |Display all floors
from the perspective of a british, the relationship between other countries with the present most powerful country, U.S

Barack Obama, you used to say that we had a special relationshipNow that the American-British bond is 'essential', imagine how the US president would descibe other nations

The on-off relationship That would be France. It helped the US win independence from You Know Who but has been rescued so often since then that it needs to show ingratitude. Being shorter than De Gaulle, Sarko is sucking up. It won't last.

**The open relationship That must be Canada. Nuff said.

**The failed relationship Mexico, perhaps, after the drugs and migrant battles. "Poor Mexico, so far from God, so close to the US," as one Mexican dictator put it.

**The loving relationship If it can't be Ireland, it must be Italy, which has better food.

**The long-distance relationship That one must be China. It's a long way across the Pacific – and the Sino-US relationship is going to go the distance. In fact, it is likely to be the key relationship of the 21st century, which may make the rest of us fearful that it doesn't turn into the ugly relationship. A lot of folk could get hurt.

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Post time 2011-5-30 14:31:52 |Display all floors
from the perspective of a british, the relationship between other countries with the present most powerful country, U.S

Barack Obama, you used to say that we had a special relationshipNow that the American-British bond is 'essential', imagine how the US president would descibe other nations

The on-off relationship That would be France. It helped the US win independence from You Know Who but has been rescued so often since then that it needs to show ingratitude. Being shorter than De Gaulle, Sarko is sucking up. It won't last.

**The open relationship That must be Canada. Nuff said.

**The failed relationship Mexico, perhaps, after the drugs and migrant battles. "Poor Mexico, so far from God, so close to the US," as one Mexican dictator put it.

**The loving relationship If it can't be Ireland, it must be Italy, which has better food.

**The long - distance relationship That one must be China. It's a long way across the Pacific - and the Sino-US relationship is going to go the distance. In fact, it is likely to be the key relationship of the 21st century, which may make the rest of us fearful that it doesn't turn into the ugly relationship. A lot of folk could get hurt.

source: guardian.uk

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Post time 2011-5-30 17:22:01 |Display all floors
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