"Within 20 years, the Chinese economy will probably be larger than
that of the United States. Already China's geopolitical influence has
grown along with its economic might."
"Moreover, the Chinese central bank is financing the massive US trade
deficit by $1 billion a day. Without those loans, US interest rates
would spike upward. Interest rates on mortgages would rise, hitting
housing sales, and raising costs for millions of homeowners."
""This is a huge deal," says Clyde Prestowitz, president of the
Economic Strategy Institute in Washington. "We are on life-support
from China's central bank.""
"The US will have to adjust to deal with another major power," says
Mr. Prestowitz. "So far we are in a kind of denial."
"Last Friday, China and the European Union reached a friendly
agreement curtailing certain Chinese textile exports. Chinese
negotiator Bo Xilai indicated China's preference for such a negotiated
deal, rather than the US unilateral caps on China's textile exports.
He reportedly cited a Chinese saying: "If you respect me by an inch,
I'll respect you by a foot.""
" Within 20 years....". I didn't ask for an opinion piece I asked
for facts to support your contention that China is a Hyperpower.
Lets say.....oh...tomorrow, the United States decides to blockade all
ships arriving and leaving China and the middle east except those
outbound caring goods or oil to the United States.
What are you euro's or China going to do to stop us?
And how long do you think ( in minutes ) before your economy
Well Chief you tell me how the Chinese have any force projection of
power outside of a land war in Asia. At the height of their power,
the fUSSR didn't want to take on the United States in a strategic
military battle. What makes you think the Chinese can do it with a
fraction of the power?
Better do a wee bit more research before you shoot your fingers off on the
Do an online search, nothing fancy, just check out the ICBM status, nuke
warhead status, submarines, surface navy, and airplanes..... there's other
stuff, but that'll do.
I don't have to use google, Chief. China has NO Submarine status at
all. They have ONE submarine missile boat called the Xia. This
submarine has never been more than a harbor queen. In it's entire
existence it has deployed ONCE to test fire a submarine launch
missile. The rest of it's existence its sat in it's home port at
Jianggezhuang. They have 18 ICBM's with questionable capability of
reaching the US considering their long history of design flight
failures. Their surface navy is a joke. Nothing better than a
destroyer sized force with cruise missiles. Two years ago they sent
their first surface ship on it's first around the world cruise.
ONCE. Our attack submarines could wipe out their entire navy
probably before they left Chinese territorial waters. They have
little ASW capabilities to track our subs. Bombers and planes? None
that can reach the US. The Chinese have no force projection outside
of their territorial region. And China will never be a Hyperpower
without a global force projection of power.
1. China has no credible ballistic submarines. The one they have is
2. China has 18 ICBM's with questionable capabilities.
3. China has a surface Navy with no aircraft carriers other than the
one they bought from Russia and they've done nothing with it. They
don't even have planes to go on the carrier. They have destroyers and
frigates with old technology.
4. China has no strategic nuclear bomber force. NONE.
You may be retired from the USN but you're an idiot. What were you a
Yeoman or a Boatswain's Mate? You don't know anything about nuclear
deterrent and it sounds like you really should stick to worrying about
setting your Sea and Anchor detail and leaving the details of global
strategic defense to the experts.
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