posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 02:15 PM
For decades maybe centuries, China has been a threat to the west. The two main factors being;
1. They're huge in state and population.
2. Throughout history they hardly engaged in many relations, not just the west, but most of the world.
China was becoming increasingly impoverish throughout the 19th century leading into the 20th. This brought about regional conflict between warlords
struggling for power. It seemed any contact with foreign nations was generally hostile. The Boxer rebellion, and the opium wars to name a few.
China never helped themselves with the 1949 communist revolution, and aggressive foreign policy during the period pertaining to the cold war. With
China dealing arms to other communist nations, they created a power brokering and war mongering image to the rest of the world.
Over the previous few decades, relations with the west seemed to improve, but the power of a regime prepared to send tanks to Tiananmen square against
demonstrators, won't be easily forgotten. Even though it seems like the norm these days with all the Arab spring commotion.
If China are not a threat, then why are they the only known nation to Target their missiles at the United States?
Everyone knows that China are an economic powerhouse, that is already beginning to dwarf most western nations.
Over the past 50 years, China has built up a substantial military threat. We all know they have the largest manned army in the world, and they are
more technologically advanced in this day and age then what we are led to believe. Most of their advances have been made through espionage, and yes
they were at it again with the downed helicopter in Pakistan.
China threatens western powers, even as a member of the UN. China repeatedly veto western proposals, and shun various EU sanctions. They exert a huge
political force that could and is allowing them to play around and threaten the wests interests. China have very close ties with other nations that
lack western support, for example, North Korea, and in my opinion Russia.
Will the current economic crisis and the Arab spring, strain and destroy the remaining ties between China and the west? The US sees ties breaking
down, and deteriorating.
Now even a political game of basket ball to strengthen the ties through sport end in a mass brawl.
What do you read from these current situations?