posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 11:41 PM
I think you give China waaaaay too much credit for its military prowess. When was the last time you saw China at war with anybody?
Hell, in WWII, tiny Japan could have whipped China, if they hadn't decided to engage America in the greatest naval war ever seen.
Even with stolen and gifted technology from the West, China has yet to mount a viable man-in-space program — they're
decades behind the West in high technology.
Most youngsters today — who have no grasp of China's technological/military power or lack thereof — will opine that China owns the
West because they have bought up much of the West's debt and because we farm out so much industrial work to them. This is malarky. More than
malarky, it's a horribly skewed perspective on the reality of China's power.
China buys up Western debt because it has the money to do so from taxing nearly a billion borderline-poverty-stricken taxpayers a few dollars each on
a regular basis. China takes on so much of our outsourced manufacturing because they pay their workers one or two dollars a day, and they have
hundreds of millions of borderline poverty-stricken workers. American business loves it because they can outsource the manufacture of
the same crapola for pennies on the dollar.
To top it off, China really has no indigenous products for trade — they mainly buy stuff from the USA and Europe, but they don't
generate that many homegrown products for export. See, all the crap products that are marked "Made In China" are actually designed
and marketed by Western companies who are merely using China's manufacturing capability.
Without the West, China wouldn't have any products to manufacture. Which makes China kind of a useful parasite on world trade.
If China is known for anything in the business world, it's for stealing copyrighted and trademarked products and producing bootleg
copies of them. You name it. Everything from bootleg designer jeans to toys to MP3 players, to name just a few items. All stolen ideas coupled with
inferior production standards.
And China's military is most widely known for either stealing technology from the West or for attempting to buy influence in the
governments of other nations (such as the USA, particularly under the Clinton Administration). China's military is kind of a hodgepodge of
old conventional weaponry with polished-up exteriors. That's China's idea of weapons development — a new coat of paint and a wax job.
So, I wouldn't worry too much about big, bad China waiting for a crucial moment to ambush the West. Without the West, China would slip
back into the Dark Ages.
— Doc Velocity
[edit on 4/30/2010 by Doc Velocity]