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Originally posted by SpeakerofTruth
Considering that China has 1.6 billion of the earth's population, I think that there rise to power is rather a foregone conclusion. There is no real way around it.
Originally posted by k4rupt
Wrong, wrong, and WRONG again.
What is this perceived notion that China's vast economic growth is solely attributed to the United State's consumation of Chinese products? That is completely "bullocks." It sure as hell helps, but it isn't the sole, or even the top factor, in China's economic growth.
And again, China doesn't need to steal industrial secrets to become a super power... it already is a upser power... and as time passes, by mid century, China will be even more powerful - having the largest economy (10 trillion dollars in GDP higher than the U.S.).
Gosh people... Walmart doesn't own the Chinese economy. I thought this was a palce to deny ignorance, not spread it.
[edit on 14-12-2006 by k4rupt]
Originally posted by ape
based on europes history and massive differences I have a hard time seeing them remaining a bloc, something is going to happen here something is going to seperate that union I just dont know what because there are so many things that could cause it.
[edit on 15-12-2006 by ape]
Britainís former European Minister Denis MacShane warned yesterday that if the European Union begins to ask member countries for formal apologizes for certain events in their histories, the bloc could face a danger of collapse.
In a guest op-ed in French daily Liberation, commenting on French President Jacques Chiracís remarks during his recent visit to Yerevan, MacShane said that then British Premier Tony Blair should visit Madagascar and Algeria to urge France to formally apologize to these nations for its massacres during World War II.
Stressing that the EU was putting new obstacles in front of Turkey almost each month, MacShane said that Turkeyís friends should make diplomatic efforts to urge the EU to fulfill its commitments to this country.
originally posted by toolman
Living under a Nuclear Umbrella...who created the need for the umbrella in the first place...? cold war mentality in CIA overassessing russian military, creating a National machine that created weapons on unprecedented scale.
posted by sweatmonicaIdo
It‚Äôs popular culture to believe the 21st century belongs to the People's Republic of China. Why not? Its economy is on an absolute tear, it boasts the world's biggest population, and is making headway in just about every area possible. At the same time, I am seeing [from] the academics a very different view. It appears China's rise is overstated and it actually faces serious problems that may thwart its growth. Its economic growth is said to be unsustainable, there is very uneven development and growth, environmental pollution. All things considered, China's century does not appear to be the 21st century. [Edited by Don W]
We have forgotten a potential superpower and we are only just beginning to remember its existence: the European Union. The EU is also far ahead of the game in terms of quality of life, overall development, military power, and world standing.