posted on Jun, 7 2006 @ 10:52 AM
Above all China is interested in one thing right now- Oil. Their economy is growing with an unmatched momentum, even the government is unable to
stabilize it. However to keep it up they need oil and lots of it- otherwise they will experience a strong economic downfall, much like in the US in
the 70's. 10 years ago China was a net exporter of oil. Now it's the second largest importer after the US. In less than 10 years it will overtake
US as the largest importer. Meanwhile oil resources are hardly meeting demand as it is.
Incidentally US's primary concern is also oil. Same case with EU. This spells out a beautiful scenerio for what the future wars will look like.
China and US wrestling over control of oil exporting states.
As for Russia, no reason for it to get involved. Other than selling military tech. and energy resources to China, Russia is not interested in helping
it. it has its own interests, and it had its own local conflicts with China over land in the far East and polution. Russia would much rather watch
from the sidelines as China and US take each other on, while gathering strengh itself.
[edit on 7-6-2006 by maloy]