Wednesday, July 20, 2005
Why Does China Need Military Parity?
Just finished reading the Report to Congress on China. To start, everybody seems to be focusing on China's regional aspirations when those are just small beans compared to their global agenda. China still has a few years to go before it can really have parity with the U.S. in most realms of military strength, but they are charging fast and hard. Why?
If they're just in it for economic prosperity and gaining a foothold in the global market, why then do they need military parity with the U.S.?
You may not like the answer, but sometimes the truth does hurt. China is not France, so any comparison should be laughed at. (They still need a few surrenders under their belt before any comparison can be made) China is a Communist nation, and if you recall your Political Science 101, Communism can only survive successfully through expansion. They may have adopted their own rendition of capitalism in order to compete globally, but it doesn't change the fact that they are 100% Communist and their intentions are very simple... to expand and dominate.
"C'mon silly yankees, you know you love us. We're your friends! We Love Pokemon, Levis, and use Microsoft Products. Please ignore our 2,000,000+ uniformed soldiers, rapidly expanding Naval and Air Forces, and multi-billion dollar defence acquisitions... they're simply for revolutionary war reenactment purposes. Oh, and those aren't Gulags, those are schools for dissidents and bloggers who need 'retraining'."
posted by El Capitan at 12:02 PM
It oughta be a no-brainer to realize that China is going to at least try to do what the Soviets did and create their version of the Warsaw Pact. I just hope that Russia is prepared for an attack on Siberia and it's vast oil and resource deposits.8:07 PM