posted on Sep, 9 2005 @ 09:50 PM
Originally posted by The Middle Kingdom
I'm pretty sure Japan has a good all round computer and electronics industry as well, and then theirs India's software industry (which recently is
combining with China's hardware) but remember its also a possibility that we simply form a coalition with Japan and other Asian nations. Now isn't
there a scary thought for you to consider?
Well, such cooperative efforts with Japan are highly unlikely should China continue its hostile posture toward Japan which has been intensifying since
the anti-Japanese riots in China last year when Japan beat China in the final of the Asian Cup (soccer) in Beijing. Now, with the ongoing territorial
dispute in the East China Sea, China sending nuclear subs into Japanese and Taiwanese territorial waters, et. al., Japan has been developing a closer
and closer relationship with TAIWAN, NOT China.
40 years? In that time we should've competely ecplised you economically, militarilly, socially and diplomatically.
[edit on 30-8-2005 by The Middle Kingdom]
Not likely. China has significant internal hurdles to overcome, not the least of which is natural resources and land resources. China has a large
land mass, to be sure, but much of it is not arable, and much arable land is being taken up every year in new industrial developments. Add to that
icnreased desertification in the North, and China has a lot of problems to deal with before it truly becomes a global rival to the United States.
I would welcome China in the world of peace-loving states IF they embraced democracy and renounced their illegitimate claims to Taiwan, the South
China Sea and the East China Sea.
[edit on 2005/9/9 by ludahai]