Unthinking Majority wrote:Who's next?
Why don't they follow this non-interference policy?
Also, they don't do foreign investment to help developing countries, they do it to make money and spread their control within these countries. They're just spreading their tentacles across the world. I don't know if having a foreign power increase its control and ownership in your country is in the interests of the locals.
The CCP are very smart. Imperialism via economics, migration, espionage, elite capture, and other clandestine operations is far easier to get away with than American or European-style military conquest.
That is why having multipolarity is important. For small non-nuke-carrying nations who are just pieces to move around strategically for the nuke, powers have to be the new thing. these old cold war tactics don't have any locals at all included in decision-making. it will usher in the new era of recolonization.
The world needs more independence and more free agency and internal controls of its own resources. Not the opposite. At the same time, the Chinese are offering mass development but I am unsure if it will be something that will be adequately regulated.
The challenge ahead is massive. It requires various policies. For me having environmentally sound practices is very important. China fails on this so far. They have a city in Beijing that is so contaminated that people got to stay indoors and suffer nose bleeds and headaches and have a lot of air pollution, water pollution. It doesn't make any nation confident that the CCP led Chinese government is going to take care of their precious natural resources responsibly if they are allowed international contracts.
Also, the second issue is having a controversial and nasty lack of worker protections. Stories of suicide and other horrors going on in these cell phone factories and no breaks, long hours, terrible pay, and lack of worker-owned options and it is all state capitalistic crap with workers not democratically part of the process is worrying and also brings great lack of confidence.
For me, workers are the primary center of a socialist society. if workers are being exploited for the state and the state doesn't treat them well? They have failed at their primary objective.
Now, again to multipolarity. The way one checks abuses by these ambitious nuclear powers? Is making sure neither or none are the only superpower or seek world domination.
China is in a position to overtake the USA in a few short years. In terms of market, GDP, and etc. The USA though is a needed and important market for China so the USA can negotiate many policies. But again, it will require a lack of sellout politicians in DC. The problem the Hill has is too many scrupleless, bought-off fools who are fomenting violent partisanship, and also both parties refuse to do what is necessary for their own population and don't unify to get anything important done. So they are leaving themselves open for an efficient, and authoritarian, and now prosperous and economically powerful CCP to do a long-term market control of the entire world. The USA has failed to be consistent. A big problem.
Taiwan has always been an important trade partner for the PRC. It is right in front of them. The USA is trying to protect its interests in the island chain routes and its military geopolitical positions.
The need for multipolarity is growing. Because the failures of inter-cooperation between many nations interests in the future are going to cause really terrible low-level conflicts. A slow boil. We got enough problems avoiding environmental backlashes set to be unleashed by the lack of investment, time, and efforts in making things stable enough to avoid a total collapse of systems. Economic systems, ecological systems and social systems where people spend more time on their screens than interacting with each other and getting to know who they are with every day.