Originally posted by Hijinx
Errrrr.... I don't know why you think China's economy is fluttering, but using your own suggested routes, how are you going to stop the Chinese war
machine rolling right across Asia, to Iran.
The same way we did during the Korean war....
China still uses the old doctrine of quantity over quality. They are slowly moving in the other direction but its going to take time.. Russia
abandaoned that approach when the Soviet Union fell and they are still in the process of revamping their military and bringing it up to date.
As for the Chinese advance across Asia into the ME / near east areas, the movement of that many units requires a lot of resources. As has been stated
time and again China is formidable when it comes to a regional conflict, however they have massive issues when it comes to force projection outside
Their navy is in transition from a brown water to blue water and they dod not have the airlifft capacity to project force.
It ones of THE main reason they have so many missiles pointed at Tiawan. They are unable to launch a sea or land invasion simply because they cant
move the necessary number of soldiers to secure a beachhead.
The path from West China into the ME is pretty rough terrain... Any movement through those areas, in the numbers required to sustain a large conflict,
is going to be noticed by satellites, locals, etc. The element of surpise is gone and by the time they reach the area I doubt they are going to arrive
Personally I dont think China is going to risk its own neck in order to save Iran or Syria.
As for their economy all you ahve to do is check the regional news outlets around China in addition to the Chinese versions of citizen news to see
China has issues. The economic front is turning into a major headache for them and they are doing their best to conceal the fact they have had many
internal social unrest / riots in their central and western regions.
While china was taking its time chastizing the US on our spending to debt ration, they were in the process of hiding their own debt from the same
crediting / UN agencies. China has a total of 1.2+ trillion in debt they failed to report. That comes from cities / their national government in
their economic areas dealing with social spending etc.
They refuse to free float their currency as is required by all WTO nations.
The want foreign investment, which is required to be paired with a Chinese firm, only to make life difficult for the foreign firm to the point of
pulling out, leaving the Chinese firm in control of the factories / production / items. The routinely violate patent / copyright issues then dump
those products on the European / African market. They illegally subsidize their own industries to allow them to undercut foreign competition.
The US is not the only nation to have filed trade complaints with the WTO, nor is the US the only nation considering retalitory tarriffs to protect
China is not as stable as people are led to beleive.
edit on 3-11-2012 by Xcathdra because: (no reason given)