posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 10:17 AM
The thing is with China, nobody really knows the exact number except China. What we do know, apart from China loves to build 15 odd empty cities a
year, is their sizeable armies based on the borders of their neighbours. However, it would not shock me to learn that they have 3000 nukes. However
what will destroy China, is China. China's economy is going to come down all of a sudden and in a bang, just the other day they cut their reserve
requirements for their banks in panic over the growth of their economy slowing down at a rapid rate! The unrest from Chinese workers is increasing and
spreading, cost of living is rising as real inflation is swiftly heading towards the 15%-20% bracket. It's taxes on business are massive 70% (a
Communist's dream), but this, along with a slow down in export (China relies massively on exporting) has meant an increasing number of businesses are
going under and an increasing number of workers going under with them. China's GDP is based on it building dozens of cities with population numbers
at zero, this will dry up and rather than these near on 10% growth increases, the actual figure will be more than likely be negative as personal
spending is a very low percentage of their GDP.
Economically, China is more of a threat to the world than in any military sense. I do believe China could go the same way as USSR and that is to
collapse and create smaller states. I believe as unrest spreads this unrest becomes even more impossible to control, especially as resources become
engulfed in crushing the unrest. I think people will want to seperate from the suppression of the Chinese state, there are many cultures throughout
China who would give it all to have their own state. I think China must take this path or the path of democracy, or at least the so called democracy
of the Western World. However that could in turn present the reality of China and I think the reality of China, much as the USSR, is that actually
China is based on nothing more than perception and is not the mighty force that we all percieve it to be.
Nobody knows what China is thinking and what plans it may have in place, it may fall apart as the USSR did or it may figure that the only way to
expand is through conquest. One thing is for sure, China's rise to percieved prosperity was rapid and unheard of, it's collapse, in what could be a
little over a generation or two from its rise, could be just as dramatic. However, I honestly do believe that no matter what, there are people who
have become billionaires in China, pretty much everyone at the top, whatever happens, they would more than likely want out with their wealth in tact
than risk it all in a military conflict that could potentially destroy the world.