posted on Nov, 14 2004 @ 09:17 PM
I don't china will become the kind of superpower that the US is.
1) the US will continue to grow (it's actually growing at a rate of3% per year now) and EU will become more unified and will play a bigger role in
the future. it will be more or less a multi-polar system in which several blocks will compete: US/allies, China, EU, Russia, etc.
2) We are a land country throughout history while the recent powers in the past 300-400 years have all been naval powers: UK, Spain, Dutch, US, etc.
This is also true for CCCP. Even in its heyday, CCCP could not rival the US in terms of geographic advantage, such as military bases and allies
around the world.
3) Even if one day we catch up with the US in terms of GDP (currently, the US GDP is about 10 times that of China on a gross basis and 2.5 times based
on PPP, purchasing power parity; on a per capita basis, the US is about 30 times on gross basis and 8 times on PPP basis), our cummulative wealth will
still be a fraction of that of the US. Remember, the US has been and will continue to be the world's largest economy for many years and the wealth
that it accumulated is astonishing despite its huge fiscal debt .
Believe me friends, China will only be a better place in the future and hope you guys will come to visit us and see for yourselves. 2008 Olympics
would be a perfect occasion.