Why has China not been more aggressive and not started to push for hegemony within the Asia-Pacific region and possibly even the Middle East and Africa?
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JohnRawls wrote:It has no Military Stregnth and its economical prosperity is currently fragile and dependant on America.
JohnRawls wrote:On the other hand, Russian economical development is in no way connected with America and Russia has an extensive ammount of gear and military bases all around the world, not to mention political and diplomatic relations to put those forces into use.
mikema63 wrote:The US and China relationship is something that neither country can afford to seriously threaten. We are economically dependent on one another so we are as something of an impasse with the Chinese.
The Chinese have increased their defense budgets several times over the last few years. Are they not strong enough to at least push for hegemony in Asia, if only on small scale?
Do you believe that once China no longer relies on American investment that it will start to become far more confrontational?
In what respect does Russia have more diplomatic resources than China?
I also thought that the Russian military was not at the same strength as it was during the Soviet period and that the Russians were trying to modernise and increase the size of their forces?
Is most capital in China from the United States?
Political Interest wrote:Is most capital in China from the United States?
Recent satellite photos of an island off the coast of China confirm Beijing’s buildup of military forces within attack range of Japan’s Senkaku islands.
China’s Defense Ministry did not dispute the military buildup on Nanji. PLA Sr. Col. Yang Yujun told reporters in Beijing Dec. 25 that Japanese news reports of the construction were “irresponsible.” “There is no doubt that China has the right to conduct activities and construction on its own territory,” he said. “Some media in Japan make irresponsible speculations on China’s legitimate activities and construction and play up tensions in the region. It is pure media hype.” Questions were raised during the discussion with Yang as to whether the buildup is part of China’s declaration of an air defense identification zone over the East China Sea that covers the Senkakus.
http://freebeacon.com/national-security ... -senkakus/
Atlantis wrote:No, most capital in China is Chinese.
voxlashi wrote:If the US suddenly imposed an embargo on China, it would seriously damage Chinese interests, and probably lead to large scale revolts as people lose their jobs.
Atlantis wrote:Ah, more dreams about how US imperialism brings other countries to its knees by trade sanctions, and more devious plans for regime change. Trade sanctions always have been the preferred means of Anglo imperialism, to the point where even the average PoFoer thinks that they are a legitimate tool of foreign policy to perpetrate aggression against foreign countries: sanctions against the SU, sanctions against Cuba, sanctions against NK, sanctions against Iran, sanctions against Russia, ... and now you are talking about sanctions against China, and who else?
One Degree wrote:The Chinese got where they are by taking a long term vision. Their plans are patient.
voxlashi wrote:China has absolutely not taken a long term vision ...
On the other hand though, the West is indeed undermining its own future with neoliberalism and consumerism. A domestic industry is strictly necessary for the prospect of society.
Stingrei wrote:Another thing worth mentioning is control of the trade routes.
One Degree wrote:My reference to China's long term vision was mainly concerning International Hegemony. It is wise to let Russia, Europe, and the US continue to destroy their infrastructure. They see no hurry to make a larger stand on the International stage now, when it will be so much easier in the near future.
Atlantis wrote:With regard to Hong Kong and Taiwan, they continue to pursue the long term strategy of "one country" without taking any short term measures to achieve this, because they know that in the end they will win. In regards to Hong Kong that is already paying off. And they have absolutely no need to invade Taiwan because it is just a matter of time before Taiwan will come under the influence of Beijing in one form or anther. You just don't ignore a 1.3 billion market at your doorstep.
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