posted on Dec, 28 2012 @ 06:29 AM
I am really tired of hearing the 'China threat theory' that has been propagated by the US and tossed around on ATS all the time.
Firstly, the Chinese army is no match for the US army. Although, technologically speaking, we may be inching closer to the US and the PLA only
hand-picks the best soldiers and make them undergo very tough training, the US has much more experience because they just love going to war. I can't
think of a major war involving China since Deng Xiaoping became president.
Secondly, China has too many internal problems to send armies to war. There are protests and riots that need to be dealt with, there are poor peasants
who live in extreme poverty, there is the very serious problem of corruption, and so on.
The Western media want to smear China as expansionist and a 'threat' because they are afraid that China will overtake the West. That way,
surrounding countries will turn away from China (well, that's already happened) and China will face diplomatic difficulties. By isolating China, the
US can maintain their status as the sole superpower and continue their hegemonic and imperialist behaviour.
What some people from the West has to understand is that China's peaceful development is not a zero-sum game. China's development will not cause the
US's and Europe's decline. China will never invade another country to gain territory, not with all the pressing problems inside the country, and
there's still a long way for China to go in order to overtake the US in terms of military and economic strength.