posted on Nov, 30 2011 @ 06:36 AM
This topic is indeed interesting.
My opinion is that China has indeed been quite assertive in the past few years when it comes to their territorial claims. Take for example the Spartly
Islands incident. Pls Google it, I will not elaborate much. It is understandable that China wants the islands because it has many vital raw materials
such as natural gas reserves, etc. This would be essential to fuel China's growing markets.
On the other hand, the US has also played a major role to escalating the conflict. When the Asian nations disagree with Chine, they complain to the
US. US, being everyone's 'Big Bro' would decide to intervene, of course, if only the US had an advantage or 'cut of the profit' so as to
China has a HUGE military. They should not be underestimated. However, the US too has a very technological advance military. I am not sure if either
one of the is superior, but one thing is for sure. If a war were to escalate, it would not be confined to ONLY China and the US. The possibility that
the whole world would be dragged into it wound be very high.
Personally, I feel that this 'Cold War' is somewhat uncalled for. I would prefer the US to engage China in a more amicable way rather than open
hostility. This 'Cold War' is not about ideological belief, but rather political and economic. If it were to be economic, my opinion is that the US
is eyeing South East Asia to be the new economic base. Take for example the developed nations such as Singapore and other developing nations such as
Malaysia and Indonesia.Moreover, SEA has a huge population... One of the key factors for economic activities.
My hope is that whatever the outcome is, it will be a peaceful and bloodless one... Until then, the world would be living in the fear of a possible