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The difference is that we've always done it on the straight and narrow.
We didn't pay our people rediculously low wages, purposely continue to undervalue our currency to manipulate the markets, have absolutely no respect for copyright laws and intellectual property rights, and so on.
There is nothing wrong with competition in the international economic market- its the cornerstone of our capitalist free economy. But what isn't fair is China's cheating and manipulation to get ahead.
They'll actually sell products at a loss, and it makes no difference to them because of their Communist funding.
What's right is right and what's wrong is wrong.
I'm not saying that our government is a bunch of Saints, but we've seen that China will go to great lengths to lie, cheat and steal just to get ahead in the world.
New York Times News Service
WASHINGTON — In an apparent slip, a top U.S. intelligence official has revealed at a public conference what has long been secret: the amount of money the nation spends on its spy agencies.
At an intelligence conference in San Antonio last week, Mary Margaret Graham, a 27-year veteran of the CIA and now the deputy director of national intelligence for collection, said the annual intelligence budget was $44 billion.
Chinese military spending is more than double the level the country admits to publicly and is growing rapidly, a defence think-tank said on Tuesday.
In its yearly assessment of global military power, the London-based International Institute of Strategic Studies estimated that China spent $62.5bn on defence last year, compared with the government’s official figure of $25bn.
Originally posted by bmdefiant
Assymetrical warfare does not require China to spend the large sums of money the US does.China can concentrate on what it can do re countering US Technological expertise ie through espionage or assymetrically.Eg the US reliance on GPS for military operations and the vunerability of those satellites is one option that China could use in a potential conflict.
However i am leaning towards the opinion that at least for the next few years that China will be looking inward as its economy expands and its citizens demand more and more democracy.