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It has been a while since political bickering over who can piss the farthest was an issue of global concern. Today, China communist party’s mouthpiece People’s Daily has released an essay in which the country once again resorts to thinly veiled threats against the US, and demands that not only the country’s territorial demands in the South China Sea be uncontested, but that the US accept China as a global power , as the alternative could promptly generate the appearance of rocky relations between the two countries and “no one would like to see the negative effects rocky relations would bring to China, the United States and possibly to the world as a whole.” Of course, with China the world’s biggest creditor nation, and holder of anywhere between $800 billion and $1.2 trillion (assuming all that London flotsam is really Chinese stealth accumulation), Beijing can rest assured the essay has been duly noted. Of course, with the administration doing one wrong thing after another, it would not be at all surprising if the president’s advisory henchmen seek to push the tenous relationship as far as it can go, and truly test the decoupling (this time it IS different, Jim O’Neill said so) hypothesis, however with nothing but downside if decoupling is finally proven true (breath holding not advised).
The U.S. government has repeatedly made it clear that it would welcome China’s entrance into the world arena as a power. However, a series of issues since the beginning of this year, particularly Washington's stance on the U.S.-South Korean joint military exercises and the South China Sea issue, have made the world think: Is the United States ready to recognize China as a power on the world stage?
It is easier said than done for the United States to adapt itself to China's development. Lip service is far from enough to boost the development of Sino-U.S. relations. If Washington cannot find a way to recognize and accept China's peaceful rise onto the world stage, bilateral ties will be like a roller coaster full of ups and downs. However, no one would like to see the negative effects rocky relations would bring to China, the United States and possibly to the world as a whole.
Originally posted by Romantic_Rebel
reply to post by sadchild01
The greedy people in government are at fault. More so the American people for allowing these criminals to take control of our country.
They can simply stop shipping us batteries
Originally posted by ~Lucidity
Empty threats? Let me put this simplistically, without all the economic mumbo jumbo smoke and mirrors designed to confuse.
China has the power NOW to bring the U.S. to its knees.
And they don't have to do it militaristically or "econonically" either.
They can, but they don't have to. They can simply stop shipping us batteries and a few other silly essentials, and we'd be screwed.
Whether the U.S. "recognizes" China as a world power or not in irrelevant. China is a world power.
And YOU and the U.S. helped put them there.
Yes, folks...China...another threat brought to you by the same American brainiacs who scared you about Middle Eastern terrorism while at the same time leaving your borders wide open.
Brought to you by the same folks who let our money bleed offshore and are now surprised that there's no tax base.
Brought to you by your sham of a non-American plutocratic government.
Who are the fools?
[edit on 7/30/2010 by ~Lucidity]