Originally posted by northwolf
Can you give me one reason why europe shoudn't sell tech to China?
The way i see it:
1 USA is not sharing it's top tech with europeans
2 Europe needs funds to keep it's R&D Going
3 China needs technology, and has the money
Actually, what you have stated is incorect.
1 The US and other NATO countries have the closest military alliance in the world. All top US tech is available to some of our partners in Europe. For
Example, the JSF project which I have stated above is dependent on European development as well. The JSF is going to be the US's main work horse in
the sky and the level of confidence in sharing it only indicates American trust in Europe.
2 Not true again, most of Europe conducts R&D on money from their Govts and also private companies. Plus in Europe it is common for the Govts to help
out their compaines compete internationally by funding them and granting them access to technologies developed by other agencies.
3 Chinese dont need the technology to build stealth weapons when a large part of their population lives in penury. They also dont need high-tech
weapons when they have a military supremacy in the region.
The only reason they would need high-tech weaponry is to destabilize the region further by starting an arms race. This would not only prevent
development in the region, it would infact jepordize the opportunity of millions of the poorest people on earth to development.
1 US is tied to Taiwan, maiking it hostile to China
2 Most european nations don't want to fight with China
3 By turning the atention from Washington to Beijing they secure their assets in china
1 The entire democratic world is tied to taiwan, so does that mean that china trades only with its supporters ? Infact the greatest trading partner of
China is the US and a major contributor to the growth in china are American firms. American companies are also major employers in china and are
responsible for most of the growth in the chinese economy. Why would the US do that if there was true animosity ?
2 Most European nations are cowing down to china and russia because they have no confidence in their own ability to prosper. They believe that their
own economies are on a decline and see china as a tool to revitalize the European economy. This in itself is the greatest folly of them all, not only
will this sort of thinking backfire for the Europeans, it will potentially destroy the exponential growth in Asia turning the region into a "cold war
zone" endangering the world, including Europe, yet again. It is time for Europe and its leaders to look at their people and their position in the
world and understand how their actions will affect the billions of people in Asia. Apart from this, Euorpe will lose American confidence and will find
itself at the mercy of the Communist party of China.
3 Not true again, the assets of the West in China are more important to China than the West, because apart from employing their people and developing
the chinese industrial complex, european companies are fueling the need for cheap Chinese goods that are inturn destroying the industrial
establishments in other major industrial nations.
In the (US)hostile world, getting some new friends wouldn't be too bad...
Getting new "friends" is always good but getting overly pally with someone who is courting your wife is foolish.
The US maintains a healthy trade relation with the Chinese and that is where it ends. IMHO there are many many nations in Asia that are more deserving
of greater European co-operation than the Chinese.
Trade does not equall trust.