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China, US relations about to reach a point of no return?

From the dangerous maneuverings in the South China Sea to the Elephant in the room that is the East China Sea issue to the cyber-espionage claims to various other events, it is clear that both the United States and China are flirting dangerously close to a conflict that threatens the Sino-US relations, something that does not bode well for the prospect of regional peace and stability.

China, US relations about to reach a point of no return?
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In recent times, many analysts have used the term ‘tipping point’ in anything that has to deal with the Sino-US relationship while media constantly reports of a crisis that is about to happen. It is not that bad at the moment but things could get more serious in the near future. The broader regional landscape needs to be given a thorough look in order to develop a better understanding of the Sino-US relation which is without any doubt, the most important relationship of the region.

Analyzing Chinese regional aims

It’s a multi-faceted relationship where one party’s primacy is being questioned boldly by another party which is on the rise and flexing its muscles. Asia is experiencing an uneven multipolarity which was something no one thought of way back in 1995 when US was the all-conquering maw of the ocean. A couple of decades later, new nations are rising in Asia with the continental powers categorized in two tiers with China leading the way.

The likes of Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Vietnam and even Pakistan despite its multiple problems, are experiencing an economic surge which was never on the cards a few years back.

However, most of the tier two countries such as Indonesia, Vietnam, India etc, are not really looking to redesign the East Asian order by any means.

China on the other hand, is clearly not happy with the current order and strongly believes that in the long run, the fate of Asia should not be shaped in Washington. Beijing no more wants to see its continent being instructed and shaped by the West and is going to great lengths to ward off American involvement in the region.

Most of the rising nations in Asia are too weak to entertain their own visions of a new Asian order while the rest are US allies such as South Korea, Australia and Japan. And then there are nations such as Indonesia who want to maintain equipoise with both US and China and don’t want to offend any party.

Most of the ASEAN states on the other hand, have already showed from the South China Sea issue that they are too weak to question China at any step despite strong backing from Washington.

China, US relations not enjoying the best of times

Clearly, US wants to reshape Asia. However, it is not going to be an easy task. With multiple global obligations and the fact that the post 9/11 adventures have taken a toll on it to the wide variety of domestic issues, US is not in any position to create a rebalancing act in East Asia which it enjoyed in the last decade of the last century.

Fully aware of the recent shifts in the region, US could be looking for a peaceful way to co-exist with China which for the time being, is a rising, peaceful state but with a few glaring issues that need to be sorted out.

The fact that the bilateral trade between the two has grown by 7,550% 1985-2014, means that both states can’t really afford to lock horns with each other at this moment in time.

While many analysts believe that the world, including China itself, is unprepared for China’s rise, one also has to look at the questions that are being posed at  US from its willingness to leave China be and let it become a prosperous one or become a thorn in its neck and create as many hurdles as it can so that Beijing dithers its way towards achieving its foreign policy goals.

However, it must also be noted that US insecurities with regards to China are largely in the strategic field. Washington clearly does not like the prospect of a stronger China carrying its weight around the region. Australia for one, is not happy with China’s aspirations in the South China Sea and understandably, wants to shore up its naval capacity in a bid to counter Chinese presence, knowing that any conflict in the disputed waters will trickle down on Australia.

China, US relations and the element of nationalism

Nationalism has always been a driving factor in Chinese foreign policy. China has brandied about itself in Central Asia, has become a strong economic partner to Pakistan, is maintaining cordial ties with Russia and in South China Sea, is creating a regional order that aims at pinning down its rival claimants one by one, some through coercive means and some through diplomatic means.

China may not be the only rising power in Asia but the manner in which its going about its business means that its regional rivals don’t have the stomach to take it head on which makes things interesting for US while also giving it more headaches than necessary.

While the likes of Australia, Japan and a few others may see US as the pre-eminent security actor in Asian security hierarchy, China disagrees. Beijing has kept on stating that it will not allow an external force to shape the destiny of the region and this is the perfect statement that has actually helped it in garnering more regional support than it had expected.

Well-measured statements the order of the day!

Although all signs lead to a possible conflict, there is still more than just one point of returning to a peaceful co-existence. Lobbying starts behind closed doors, while two powers are not always doomed to collide at some stage. Similarly, well-thought out statements go a long way in defining relationships between two countries.

Statements given by both sides remind us of the Thucydides ‘trap’ that is the Sino-US relationship. Leaders of both countries have made statements that don’t really help in calming the situation. Back in February this year, Obama said: “That is why we have to make sure the United States—and not countries like China—is the one writing this century’s rules for the world economy.” And only a few weeks back, an unnamed US official publically criticized Britain’s “constant accommodation” of China and termed British tactics as not the “best way to engage a rising power”. Such statements not only erode confidence in allies, they also make it harder for Washington to justify its policy on China.

China for its part, has also rarely chosen to take a step back and has always retorted in kind. Just a few years ago, a Chinese official criticized US for not letting Asia run its own affairs before stating that, “China is a big country and other countries are small countries, and that’s just a fact.”

Such bullish statements lead both sides into considering each other as adversaries in the security realm. In more ways than one, one nation is contributing the security anxieties of the other and the other state does that in kind.

There are always going to be muscular ways to respond to a situation. There is no denying that. However, it must be noted that coercive means are often used as the last resort and it is high time for the two states to stop using issues such as the South China Sea, cyber-espionage and a whole range of other issues as the perfect platform to create a storm which will not remain confined to just one region or two when it kicks off.

For now, Sino-US relations might not be at a great place but there is still a lot of time for both sides to re-think and reassess their respective measures and put a lid on these corrosive tactics that won’t do the world any good.

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  • yin ming cheung

    I prefer down town Manhattan, Stone Street, Murphy’s Tavern. I am there almost every Friday after 5:30p. See you.

  • travellinglight

    Beijing would be a lot more convenient.

  • travellinglight

    That would be wonderful advice for you and your fellow Chinese citizens, along with wearing deodorant and learning how to use a urinal rather than urinating on the floor in front of it. I guess you guys didn’t take high school physics and become familiar with the law of gravity. Or perhaps it’s just part of your culture.

  • Peter

    Pinoys having standards? brush yout teeth and stop that foul talking first.

  • yin ming cheung

    How about down down town. NYC, let MW know.

  • Peter

    The room may be small. But 28 people waited in a bigger room for their appointments with me. Busy because its people’s payday and wants to …

  • travellinglight

    Someone needs to clean the toilets for sure since your girls haven’t mastered the art of sitting on one, still squatting like a primitive native in a rice field somewhere. By the way, have you mastered the physics of urinating without puddling on the floor yet? If you have, my compliments. you are a socially advanced Beijinger or wherever your squalid room is.

  • travellinglight

    We can meet, have a beer and a good laugh. Do you prefer L.A. or Beijing?

  • travellinglight

    Chinese trolls like you are an infestation not unlike fleas on a diseased rat. It must constantly irritate you knowing that working in a Chinese cesspool is the pinnacle of success you will ever know. Maybe you can head south and find a plump Nigerian girl willing to become your girlfriend, but I doubt it. They still have standards.

  • travellinglight

    How much have you collected this week? Aren’t you glad your job doesn’t require either language skill or knowledge? How’s that little room set up for you? Bunking with 6 or 8 other typical losers and feasting on fangbianmian I assume.

  • Peter

    Pinoy trolls like u are occupying US sites and spamming it. See it here with your open eyes. So smelly jerks.

  • Peter

    Clean up the toilet b4 posting. Time back to janitorial work, Pinoy maid. Nobody thought pinoys got a brain better than monkeys.

  • fu-yu-chin

    SAD BUT TRUTH 100% FACT——–in the 50 era,MAO tell KRUTCHEF—–provoke war against american and I will provide as many PLA division as you need,later GENIUS NIXON with his 69 diplomacy go shake hand with china,then,american capitalist come to china with all the technology from IPHONE,laser gun,sattelite,hypersonic glide,solar cell what else that china dont have?????now,china planning a day to devour american,but,first china will take the pacific sea to control sea lane transportation,then ASEA,AFRICA,S.AMERICA this is call encircle USA,china known how to magnify the hate between AFRICA AND WHITE FOX,in the end USA are the master of f*UC*K up and stupid

  • fu-yu-chin

    I KNOWN WHAT YOU MEAN—-ENGLAND CLAIMED FAKLAND ISLAND 10,000 MILES AWAY IS WRONG

  • fu-yu-chin

    ASEA has to be unites now,together we are the force to be deal with——first front are JAPAN,VIETNAM—-THESE 2 COUNTRY ARE WILLING TO FIGHT,then secondary are—-filipine,malaysia,indonesia,then last is—–INDIA,AUSTRALIA, there will be no chicken run because,war with china is imminent,china will pick one by one if we run,CAMBODIA,LAO,THAILAN ARE TRASH——these 3 are so scare of china anyway,and backstabing,corrupt,political unstable,easy for china to manipulate,UNITES AND FIGHT CHINA,TIME IS VERY CRITICAL

  • Buddy Frank

    Firecrackers, incense, smoke bombs,… are the cause of pollution, and must be banned and outlawed.

  • Fuyuu

    Idiotic Chinese keep on dreaming, now into another round of 1000 years.
    Make it 12-rounds. China will be beaten up and knocked down in every rounds; two (2) knock-downs or less per round to keep the game going, until the “last” round, and will see if china is still around.

  • Fuyuu

    Hey, I like chinese fireworks.
    I hear they ‘too’ sell cheap, though not as artistic as Japanese made.

  • Fuyuu

    I like chinese fireworks.
    I hear they ‘too’ sell cheap, though they not quite artistic.

  • Fuyuu

    Hey, keep on dreaming.

  • Peter

    Obscess with 50 cents absurdity now still? Time to go back to your janitorial job and get a life, pinoy loser!

  • yin ming cheung

    Go ahead, believe what you want to believe. I will be retiring soon with cushy government pension plus S.S. Life is good.

  • travellinglight

    You are so right. Only an idiot would believe it and yet you trolls keep at it. Sort of condemned yourself there. Some of you probably are in a normal range on an I.Q. test. It must be hard to write the stuff you do day in and day out knowing no one is stupid enough to believe what you write, and neither do you. As you so cleverly put it, “only [a] peanut brained idiot believes stupid things like 50 cents work.” I’m crediting you with not being one of those peanut brained idiots.

  • Peter

    The FailingPinoy derived from a web blogging site hosted by Americans in Failippines, telling about how FAILipinos are totally losers. LOL.

    Only peanut brained idiot believes stupid things like 50 cents work.

  • travellinglight

    Tut, tut little China boy. Oh, I forgot, you’re an American with deep knowledge of China. Right. And China invented water. One doesn’t need a brain to dialog with you, just a toilet.

  • travellinglight

    A deep knowledge of China? Pray tell, what do you know about China? How long have you lived here? What and where have you studied? You are obviously not an American, or else you immigrated to get out of the hellhole of your native country and still haven’t come close to mastering the language. My guess is you are working for your 50 cents on a regular basis. “A failing pinoy” and “this woof, woof barking…” is the language of a PRC/CCP idiot, not an American.

  • travellinglight

    They already have one, the U.S. embassy in Beijing. Stop by there some afternoon and count the worshippers. It’s very impressive.

  • travellinglight

    Yin, you don’t have the brains god gave a retarded frog. Trolling by calling others a troll is a bit like f(ar) ting and calling out someone else’s name. You’re in a basement somewhere trying to pick up an extra 50 cents. Get back to work.

  • Sam Ting Wong

    Someone who can really cook delicious food

  • Armi

    This writing is so biased. You make it seem like China is such a victim, where it is the contrary. Why don’t you ask the claimant countries in the South China Sea why the so called “nine dash line” that China claims is unfair to the economic well being of their countries. Not only is China claiming the Spratley’s, it is also claiming waters that is part of other countries’ exclusive economic zones. If China can’t follow international law, that doesn’t mean we all have to give way to them. They are a communist nation first of all, and its aspirations to conquer all of south china sea will not fly with its neighbor countries.

  • fu-yu-chin

    100% correct,china never give up it dream of ruling the world—–it been 5000 years now

  • Jose

    made in China

  • Andy

    If US and Japan don’t stop China’s invasion today at South China Sea then USA, Japan and many other countries in the Asia will face a big danger in the near future. South China Sea play an important role in the world. If China can control South China Sea this means China can control 3/4 of the world in the near future.

  • TruthOMG

    actually, SATAN has been taking action bullying its smaller neighbors by using its force with their fabricated history that does not adhere to the international norm.

  • Fuyuu

    In its history China always had this ‘stupid’ notion that it was the center of the universe. So whenever it got power, China invaded, oppressed or otherwise exploited neighboring countries and people (e.g. Korea, Tibet, Uighur).
    Now that the world has gotten smaller, China wants to exploit countries in much larger areas: SE Asian countries, Korea of course, and even Japan, and Africa, South Americas, and Central Asia. Also eying in the long run Europe and North America.
    Chinese greed never stops. As we now know, no reasoning helps with China. This is why many are scared of this mad-dog.
    The history says China can only be stopped by power.

  • Peter

    Identify a body part called brain first on your head, which you do not have, before posting after me.

  • Peter

    ‘No answer’ to apparent clown pinoy’s lies? Everybody could tell who they are! Once you sense the woof, woof barking with no basis, but totally bad mouthing China in US’s name through nothing but lies, you could tell it is a FailingPinoy! I am an American with deep knowledge of China. People from neither US nor China would have this woof, woof barking kind of talking on internet, pretending to be an American!

  • Luke Buyenovich

    “China,relations about to reach a point of no return?”
    That is the real problem for our foreign policy makers.China with their national wealth and technological advances is getting more assertive
    in all area of activities especially in acquisition of new land through their reclamation project in South china sea.China believe that they doing nothing wrong
    since Western powers have done it for years.Some Western countries has territorial possessions 10,000.miles from their own home.In most cases
    acquiring it by shear power.That said,now, how are we going to convince China that what they are doing is wrong? Due to the Global warming loss of land
    in most area of the Globe is inevitable .Reclamation projects on the large scale might be necessary.Gentlemen,its getting crowded.The best minds in this
    World of ours are needed to address the ISSUE .

  • yin ming cheung

    May be Chinese should build a shrine to worship the Americans? Na.

  • yin ming cheung

    Western troll at work.

  • raymanch

    Chinese trolls like to FF**K the Filipinos!!

  • José Raymond Herrera

    With the inclusion of the renminbi in the international trade currency basket U.S. will need to rethink about its «unlimited» dollar supply (relentless printing) and calm down about its omnipresence around the world.

  • Buddy Frank

    http://freebeacon.com/national-security/china-tests-anti-satellite-missile/
    China Tests Anti-Satellite Missile

    New ASAT interceptor threatens U.S. spy satellites

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?…

    US NAVY FEARS China’s DF 21D missile WORLDS FASTEST ANTI SHIP MISSILE

    http://freebeacon.com/national

    China Again Tests
    Nuclear Hypersonic Missile
    Sixth flight of DF-ZF glide vehicle indicates weapon a high priority for Beijing

  • Buddy Frank

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?…

    US NAVY FEARS China’s DF 21D missile WORLDS FASTEST ANTI SHIP MISSILE

    http://freebeacon.com/national

    China Again Tests
    Nuclear Hypersonic Missile
    Sixth flight of DF-ZF glide vehicle indicates weapon a high priority for Beijing

  • Buddy Frank

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Pyu3ktmVZ0

    US NAVY FEARS China’s DF 21D missile WORLDS FASTEST ANTI SHIP MISSILE

    http://freebeacon.com/national-security/china-again-tests-nuclear-hypersonic-missile/

    China Again Tests
    Nuclear Hypersonic Missile
    Sixth flight of DF-ZF glide vehicle indicates weapon a high priority for Beijing

  • Grey tiger

    China thinks that their weapons are the best but in reality these weapons are untested only good against those unarmed. That is the reason China tries so hard to establish bond with Russia in case retaliated by the US .

  • travellinglight

    China is decades away from overtaking the U.S. in much of anything except gross GDP. Its per capita GDP is about 20-25% that of the U.S. Militarily and technologically China is still re-engineering and using antiquated forms in most of everything. It’s easy to project an image of power using sheer numbers, as China does in the SCS using 1950s-style vessels equipped with 1980s-level weapons, and hundreds of fishing boats, most of which would sink from the wake of an aircraft carrier passing closely.

    All of China’s modern weaponry designed to prevent access to areas within in shooting distance of China come with a double liability: 1. They don’t yet exist while their technology is suspect and untested; 2. Any meaningful attack against an aircraft carrier, especially if it was sunk, would guarantee a massively destructive military response from air, sea, and under the sea. And it would come from multiple countries. While China can easily afford to lose 50-100 million people, the destruction to cities, infrastructure, military and financial structures would set China back to mid- late- Qing Dynasty realities.

  • fu-yu-chin

    thank you

  • travellinglight

    Sounds like your mother is Filipino, yes?

  • travellinglight

    You Chinese trolls need to quit talking about Filipinos every time you read something for which you have no answer. Why don’t you at least make it a Pinoy-Illuminati-Zionist-Alien issue? You would at least be entertaining.

  • anon

    its Nikita Khrushchev not KRUTCHEF

  • fu-yu-chin

    SATAN are very close to someone who is desperate

  • fu-yu-chin

    you american should ask 1 question—–why NIXON help china?????in the 50-60 chineses died of famines are 1.2 million every years,MAO tell KRUTCHEF—–provoke war against US and I provide you as many PLA division as you want,still NIXON and capitalist come to china,as of today china still thinking and planning of the day to dethrone american,destroy american by taking from american and kill american,you american should ask 1 question only,why you let it happens??????american buy from WALMART(made in china),toxic poison wall from china to build house in florida and it kill american citizen,why you so dumb,really????toy that contain lead to kill american baby,why you so stupid????

  • fu-yu-chin

    china are so advancing,china can make recycle become food to eat,now chineses can eat the same foods 5 times by eating recycle of recycle(fecal matter)

  • fu-yu-chin

    chineses scientist has concluded that——stinky,infected,no hygienes pssy DUE TO CHINA toxic water are the main causes of MONGOLOID SYNDROME(XIPING BIG FACE SLANT EYES),there are alarming 90% of chineses baby are born with MONGOLOID SYNDROME,LUNG CANCER,COPD,the only cure now is bleach?????

  • SW

    Note worthy Patent applications trend – 3 out of 4 countries with highest patents are in Asia…China – US – Japan – S Korea

  • SW

    Patent applications for the top 10 offices, 2013
    RankCountryPatent applications1China734,1472United States501,9033Japan473,2594South Korea223,530
    6 more rows
    World Intellectual Property Indicators – Wikipedia, the free …

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Intellectual_Property_Indicators

  • fu-yu-chin

    you are the most uneducated I ever seen in YAHOO,you dont known who is KRUTCHEF of russia?????then go to hell, after stalin who is the leader of russia??????stupid A*Z*Z?????

  • Peter

    Sound like a terrorist from the FailingPinoy land.

  • Peter

    Woof, woofing, a clown from the FailingPinoy Land, a lying clown? Our sons are not going to die to fight for you barking ones to steal islands from China!

  • fu-yu-chin

    after MAO murder 80,000,000 chineses they still follow china communist??????they(chineses) must drink something that made them stupid ??????

  • http://www.baylorhealth.com/ Steve Parker

    LMFAO As I stated…”facts are the most stubborn things!” LMFAO You ignore and suspend all reality to make a point. You are such an idiot. 2+2=4…So quit trying to tell everyone it =5! You Chinese trolls are too much! God does not help you Chinese. Too bad the only news you get is the censored kind. So when you read that 2+2=5, just go ahead and believe it and make everyone laugh at you. PS–Try inventing something besides WW III !

  • China Liar

    U.S saved China from imperial Japan in ww2.
    U.S saved China from being nuked by Russia.
    U.S brought China out of poverty.
    U.S. gave China military and commercial technologies.
    What has China done to repay us?
    China hacked and stole more than 22 millions PPI and more than 5 millions finger prints records of American citizens. China wants to destroy America since 1949. China is not a friend China is a backstabber.

  • Bill

    China thinking of invading the US. Bring it we will be waiting for ya. Just remember we us glass, nails or any other sharp object that will fit is a shot gun. We also have many other surpizes for you.

  • John Arapaho

    USA needs to be strategic and careful, probably needs to upgrade the updated mindset in dealing with China. China is clearly becoming a superpower and deserves to be respected and listened. Any military conflicts will certainly cause great damage to both countries.

  • Visualsky

    Are those ChinkHuaHUa kleptomaniacs still trying to defend their cheating, stealing and robbing way of life? Amazing what low life scumbags the Ancient ChinkCom civilization has breed.

  • Visualsky

    Advancing how? Do you want me to send you a list of ChinkCom caught stealing IPs for the last 10 years. STUPID ChinkHuaHua!
    Ancient China Civilization = breeding KLEPTOMANIACS!

  • Visualsky

    Are those ChinkHuaHUa kleptomaniacs still trying to defend their cheating, stealing and robbing way of life? Amazing what low life scumbags the Ancient ChinkCom civilization has breed.

  • fu-yu-chin

    red china are training chineses to be tough in preparing for war of conquest the world———-let go to BEIJING(UNDISPUTE SmOG air POLLUTION CITY OF THE WORLD) AND practicing TAI CHI—-my chineses comrade DEEP INHALE HOLD FOR 5 MINUTES AND SLOWLY EXHALE,REPEAT AGAIN UNTIL YOU COUGH UP WITH BLOOD OK

  • fu-yu-chin

    well,be prepare to lick china A*Z*Z,china will conquest the world with you in it

  • bluelagoon bixby

    This is a china propaganda. If china want to invade US, do it before the end of 2016, otherwise they will get kick in the butts after the “clown” in the WH is gone.

  • Jimmy Munar

    China will not start a nuclear war with US..!! If it does thousands of nuclear missiles will rain on communist China from from the US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands and maybe Italy..!!! Russia and India might join the fray since they have disputable border with China..! The population of China will be reduced by three fourths and communist China will be partitioned by the superpowers. …! China will no longer exist for the next thousand years…!!!!!

  • SF

    Why don’t you go to the front line and fire the first shot? that’s right warmongers like you only tell others to kill and die. Do I need to remind you China has nukes and means to deliver it anywhere in the world?

  • SF

    You are blind to the big trend. While still behind, China is advancing much faster than US in just about any field

  • fu-yu-chin

    CHIN-SUK-COX now is willing to start a war with unlimit human lost to conquest the world,PLA has weapons that almost match USA so,it now or never,GO fight china before it too late,peace is never easy,you have to pay with blood and gut

  • Casual Observer

    Your endless nonsensical rants show that you do not have a critical mind to think through things. You believe whatever the biased corporate news industry spreads! Poor soul! God help you!

  • fu-yu-chin

    GO LEARN HISTORY BEFORE YOU OPEN YOUR MOUTH STUPID

  • fu-yu-chin

    100% correct, a war now against china is less destrustion,later it will be worse,china catching so fast USA and JAPAN need to fight china now,IT NOW OR NEVER——ELVIS PRESTLEY????

  • Casual Observer

    Good point!

  • fu-yu-chin

    casual,if you dont known who is krutchef then you are uneducated,stupid A*Z*Z

  • SF

    The bottom line is, China is on path to overtake US. US wants war with China while it still can win. The only problem is China is growing so quick the last 10 years US can not find an excuse to start a war yet.

  • Casual Observer

    Who is KUTCHEF? Did you ever go to school at all?

  • http://www.baylorhealth.com/ Steve Parker

    ok. Email me. I can be friends. Want me to send you anything from dallas?

  • fu-yu-chin

    yes

  • http://www.baylorhealth.com/ Steve Parker

    u get it?

  • http://www.baylorhealth.com/ Steve Parker

    email me asap. I will remove this immediately [email protected]

  • fu-yu-chin

    I need you in helping me to fight red stinky chin on yahoo,this could be our propaganda,the dirty cockroach chineses troll are so many we need back-up,please

  • fu-yu-chin

    100% correct,a corrupt society will has corrupt goverment with animal standard——cockroach chineses standard,XIPING put 1000 corrupt official in jail and still 1000 more—–this show us china is corrupt to the bone

  • http://www.baylorhealth.com/ Steve Parker

    I like you guy! Lets be pals! I am in Dallas, a MD surgeon, and a china hater. I love Korea, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Japan, Guam, Malaysia, and Vietnam. You want to email me?

  • fu-yu-chin

    STEVE, china is smart A*Z*Z(copycat,photocopy,steal other idea),GENIUS is innovator,but,china society is so corrupt that—-stinky chin do thing very different from living dirty born to destroy environment like cockroach to steal other idea and bullying smaller nation

  • http://www.baylorhealth.com/ Steve Parker

    Nothing confusing. Liars, cheaters, hackers, cheaters at the Olympic games, cheap, build garbage, kill off the elephants and rhino’s as well as fish in the oceans, pollute the air and water, start WW 3. Nothing but a bunch of termites, and locusts. I think the Chinese are ugly, nasty, too short, and little wee wee’s, and have a ethical and moral relapse problem. They also do not want anyone to ever call them out on their bull sheet. I think they are gross and weird. I hope they are offended. I do not like being politically correct! That is what has gotten America to the point of decline. To have to tell lies to make people happy is not right. Just the facts, mam!

  • fu-yu-chin

    china confusing between genius and smart A*Z*Z

  • Emilio Dalmeida

    China will not start a war with the United States. They are not strong enough and does not have the technology to counter for another twenty years. By then, United States will advance China another forty years. They will always be far behind Russia and the United States of America. China stole a lot of America technologies and hacked the United States Secrets. This does cause a war with China now.

  • http://www.baylorhealth.com/ Steve Parker

    I agree. They colonized it by killing everyone. They were much worse. You Chinese are offended by everything…EXCEPT your own problems you are causing the rest of the world currently. You are causing the Asian countries to arm and militarize, the west to beef up, all because China has lost patience and is biting off more than it can chew. Those sand blower built islands is the most ridiculous thing I have seen. If I were President I would have already destroyed them. I, unlike Obama, have a spine. I do not think there are ANY Asian countries that trust you, nor western countries. You hack, steal, create islands and new territory and try anything and everything you can do to see how much bull sheet you can get away with. I personally would like you pulverized, just like Japan at the close of WW 2. Had China had a peaceful rise, helped other nations through charity, even to those nations not friendly to you, you might have been successful. You have been CHEAP and not helped the Philippines during their tsunami, giving them 150,000 cash when the west gave them billions. All because you had to teach Manila a lesson. We have a saying in America…”Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.” YOU BEING OFFENDED BY MY TRUE STATEMENTS ABOVE ON THE LAST POST,proves you only want to hear what you want. YOU KNOW! THE FACTS ARE STUBBORN THINGS! In my view–China has actually shot themselves in the foot by getting too excited and doing too much militarily, land building, hacking, espionage, no respect for IP interest of others, and generally made the whole world hate you. Quit being offended and realize you all are your own worst enemy. I just read your other postings and you are nothing but an old guard angry communist pig. Mark my words…China will start a war with the west. China will do great harm. But, in the end China will lose and become subservient just like Japan. YOU CHINESE DO NOT TAKE ANY CRITICISM, NOR PLAY YOUR OWN DEVILS ADVOCATE! Until you do, you are 100% doomed. You should have put 100% behind fresh air and water. You cannot be a power of anything if you cant drink or breathe. AMERICANS ARE ON TO YOU! WE DO NOT TRUST OR LIKE YOU ALL! YOU AR A DISGRACE! And, try not to cheat in the Olympics this next time either! 7 year-olds being presented as 14! Cheaters! All of this horse sheet collectively is mind boggling! You all need to invent something, become innovators, not thugs that steal everything they can get their hands on! I HOPE I OFFENDED YOU MAGGOT.

  • fu-yu-chin

    back in the 50 ,MAO’s tell KUTCHEF——provoke a war with USA and I provide many PLA division as you want,and NIXON still want to shake hand with china,this is beyond human mind capacity??????

  • fu-yu-chin

    back in the 50-60,MAO’s tell KUTCHEF——PROVOKE WAR WITH USA AND I PROVIDE MANY PLA DIVISION AS YOU WANT—-but,NIXON still want to shake hand with MAO,this show you the american are stupid beyond human capacity,really,sometime,the truth hurt liked hell

  • Visualsky

    How can you be friends with a bunch of Kleptomaniacs!
    Following U.S. indictments, Chinese military scaled back hacks on American industry…For Now

    https://www(dot)washingtonpost(dot)com/world/national-security/following-us-indictments-chinese-military-scaled-back-hacks-on-american-industry/2015/11/30/fcdb097a-9450-11e5-b5e4-279b4501e8a6_story(dot)html

    China = an OLD CIVILIZATION but now a BORN LOSER nation run by IDIOT LEADERS!!!!
    Number 1 KLEPTOMANIAC

  • fu-yu-chin

    first of all,NIXON was the one that made china become today,in the 50,60 china famines killed 1.2 million chineses every years,but,thank for nixon the devil rise up and now looking to conquest the world,today east and south pacific ,tomorow the world,china can tolerance unlimit human lost in the war to conquest the world,history is made by 100-1000 years,the result of NIXON go to china in 1972 tell all of you the disaster—–40-50 years later—–and how stupid NIXON and KISSINGER think they are genius—-when american dying by the million then they will remember all these are made by NIXON and KISSINGER,american will dies more than any war in the past when they face china

  • Henry Ting

    Good article and perhaps quite neutral.
    However, a point to address is that US needs China as much as China needs the US. How else can China be the biggest customer of Coca Cola, Boeing, Apple, GM, Ford, and the rest of the world including all the big German conglomerates, UK, Australia and the rest of the world. You think the rest of the world will allow US to dictate and destroy what was accomplished in the last 30 years ? US got to be the dominate player in geo-politics not for being stupid.

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  • springnick

    US treats no country as a friend before US turning it to be a pug

  • Wake up Sheeple

    I agree that the world is overpopulated and that this world war will kill a lot of people but you couldn’t pay me all the money in the world to fight for any country. It all comes down the what the 1% want and that is money. And right now $$$ is in direct relation to war. Watch the stock markets closely the next few weeks because they are going to crash and not just here in the US but all over the world. This is why I believe they will push a New World Order.

  • John D

    wow. do you know that religion has caused more people to go to war than any other cause and more have died due to religion than any other. I do agree that world war 3 has begun as well, but it is not why people think. humanity is over populating the planet and its ability to support us all. a lot of what is going on is to curb the population to ensure that humanity will still exist in the future. plagues helped due this in the past and now modern medicines have helped stop nature. so war is the next viable action.

  • http://www.baylorhealth.com/ Steve Parker

    Asians cause damage, but to this date and for the entire history of the world—The white man has always won the big war. Why? We are more calculating, physically bigger, superior strategy, and just plain brutal. No other race has caused more carnage than the whites. China would find this out soon enough. This is, after killing many–The whites would end up winning. This is 2000 years of history. History does repeat itself.

  • http://www.baylorhealth.com/ Steve Parker

    All countries boundaries were formed by battle. I do not recall the heavens tossing a map down through the clouds and making the borders, idiot. What did China do to get their country? Russia? Germany? And the list goes on. So your point applies to your country as well, igmo. China is doing this in 2015, not 100’s of years ago –this is modern times.

  • http://alibi.com Gnostic

    China will not relent until it is defeated. Not necessasarily military. IT must be challenged in every possible area until peace looks like an option to IT.

  • Howard2009

    Coca-cola has a famous vision that if every Chinese drinks a bottle of Coca-cola everyday, the company will sell 1 biliion bottles to the Chinese everyday.
    It almost come true. So does General Motors, who sells more cars in China than in the US. And so does Apple, who sells more iPhones in China than anywhere else.
    BTW, China now is Boeing’s biggest customer.

  • Howard2009

    USSR will never be USA’s friend until its regime changed. We used to believe this as a truth.
    After 1991 the USSR collapsed when the Communist regime vanished. In 1999 Putin got into power. He remains in power until now.
    We still don’t know when Russia will be USA’s friend, yet.

  • http://batman-news.com john

    so when were you last their. this is based on what experience with the country who’s propaganda have you been reading .

  • http://batman-news.com john

    after what they did to the native American Indians I wount want the united states planning or changing my world ether.
    I mean who’s country is it thiers.

  • peter

    right on!
    What happened in
    China has been said to be the Chinese Miracle, HA!, there was no miracle, with
    1.4 billion people that were poor and trade agreements (purchase orders in
    hand) it would have been a miracle if they did not become more wealthy, we
    handed all to them on silver platter, still they managed to waste half of the
    money they brought back into the country and the officials stole a fair amt of
    it too.

    The really stupid thing is that we permit them
    to make their industrial products to sell to us not using the pollution
    equipment that we require our own industries to use.

    and its really sad to see people applaud
    companies like Apple that are supposedly bastions of capitalism send
    manufacturing jobs to a communist country.

  • Wake up Sheeple

    Every war is scripted one way or the other and they all have to do with $$$. Just about every country is in significant debt and there isn’t much that can change that besides for the 1% to create a war. Many of you probably haven’t realized but ww3 already started. This world war is going to help push the 1%’s agenda which is to create a NWO or one world government. I laugh at how they (the 1%) are trying to separate us one by one by making us think were different from each other with religion and skin color. If everyone knew that these things are all a lie and knew that we were all equal we could make a change but I don’t think that will happen. The future is not very bright and with the way things are going, many people are going to die to help push this new agenda. All i can do is hope and pray that more of you wake up and start preparing because I don’t think we have the power to make the right changes, especially when people are fighting over things that don’t exist – religion with is a beLIEf

  • James Robinson

    Never understood WHY myself!

  • Paul Revere

    China is a corrupt Communist regime that the USA should never have done business with. Now that the rich elites have enriched China we will all pay for the consequences.

  • badass

    AGREE!

  • cyllbio

    In the long run there’s no place to go at the edge, or at the end.

  • Lee Stern

    I think most people have the foolish notion that China and Russia should jump to whenever the USA or OBAMA say jump. If you have very little military strength and your neighbors know it, their dog is going to crap all over your lawn and and ignore you when you complain. Obama has destroyed the US military and we are now reaping the benefits.

  • Howard2009

    China will never be USA’s friend until USA install a puppet regime there.
    No matter how China’s regime changes, as long as China looks after its interests instead of the US’ interests, China will never be USA’s friend.

  • travellinglight

    Given the title of the article it would have been nice if the author went ahead and clearly stated the crux of the matter – China says the SCS belong to China whereas the U.S. and a host of other countries say the SCS is an international body of water. These are incompatible positions obviously. At some point China will be forced to act on its belief and the U.S. will be forced to act on its belief. There simply isn’t room for both positions.

  • Bam Bam

    Nobody will trust China again. Many companies are leaving China for various reasons. China has proven they will not be a responsible member of international community.

  • TruthOMG

    China will be befriended by countries who desperately needs investments and that’s the sole reason.

  • badass

    china will never be USA’s friend until its regime changed!