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Originally posted by jetxnet
Of course, where have you been kaspermartyrphantom?
Originally posted by guppy
reply to post by kaspermartyrphantom
As for China and US, I think it depends how well Russia wants to stay allied with China. Russia is already worried the pace in which China has been progressing. Perhaps Russia and China might have a falling out when China thinks Siberia's abundant resources are too good for Russia.
And, don't forget India. They are a major player in the region as well. They might jump in and say Tibet should be free. Pakistan will side with China. And, before you know it, border skirmishes may get out of hand and war breaks out.
Originally posted by Sway33
War between the U.S and China would send both countries into a spiraling downfall. Our economies depend on each other. The only thing war would do is give rise to a new superpower, and send China and the U.S. to their knees begging for help.
If we ever do go to war with china it will be a short conflict with little gained on either side.
China's rising maritime power is encountering American maritime power along the sea lines of communication (SLOCs) that connect China to vital energy resources in the Middle East and Africa. The "String of Pearls" describes the manifestation of China's rising geopolitical influence through efforts to increase access to ports and airfields, develop special diplomatic relationships, and modernize military forces that extend from the South China Sea through the Strait of Malacca, across the Indian Ocean, and on to the Arabian Gulf...