Washington will take advantage of China's three weaknesses to curb its global ambitions


The United States and its allies can take advantage of China's great weaknesses to curb its global ambitions. This is stated in the report of the non-profit organization "Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments" (CSBA), located in Washington, the South China Morning Post newspaper from Hong Kong writes.


The report on containment of Chinese expansion was prepared in January 2021 by analysts Toshi Yoshihara and Jack Bianchi. Capturing Weaknesses: A Strategy for Allies to Compete with China's Globalizing Armed Forces, documents three major weaknesses in the PRC.

In the first place is the geographical position of China. "Celestial Empire" is proposed to be surrounded on land and at sea. Beijing must get bogged down in a multitude of territorial disputes and conflicts with its neighbors. China will spend a huge amount of resources on this, which, in the end, will not be enough for the global projection of military power.

The second major weakness is flexibility. Beijing will need to show incredible ability to curb its many problems with its neighbors so that the PLA can focus on its global mission. Here China will be trapped by the stubbornness of its own politicians and the opposition of diplomats from opposing countries.

The third key weakness is logistics, which allows to close the gaps in the PRC's defense. This means not only transport infrastructure, but also related areas. Beijing must back up all of its political, diplomatic, legal, operational and economic requirements by their capabilities. Only then will he be treated as a reliable partner and a militarily serious power.

The strategic rivalry with China must be determined and all-encompassing. Therefore, the Americans and their foreign partners should increase spending on countering the PLA by organizing an additional network of military bases around the PRC. In the long term, China will face a severe demographic decline and this can be used against it.

But, if you do not start doing something now, then in the conditions of accelerated growth and modernization, the PLA will quickly go beyond the boundaries of the western part of the Pacific Ocean. Then China will begin projecting power into remote theaters of war. This will pose a threatening challenge to US hegemony, the report concludes.
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  1. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 6 February 2021 16: 35
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    For some reason it seems to me that the British guys from Washington are confusing something. Yes. Perhaps the scenery of the English parliamentarians does not hide the use of opium. But somehow it seems to me ...
  2. zenion Offline zenion
    zenion (zinovy) 6 February 2021 20: 37
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    They scare them with plates, they say they fly vile. Now in the USA the dogs bark, then the ruins speak. Their balls jumped over the rollers.
  3. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 7 February 2021 11: 12
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    In the first place is the geographical position of China. "Celestial Empire" is proposed to be surrounded on land and at sea. Beijing must get bogged down in a multitude of territorial disputes and conflicts with its neighbors. China will spend a huge amount of resources on this, which, in the end, will not be enough for the global projection of military power.

    - Ha, yes, China ... - on the contrary, it needs just such a "set of territorial disputes and conflicts with neighbors" ... - Under such noise, you can "easily squeeze out Taiwan" ...

    The second major weakness is flexibility. Beijing will need to show incredible ability to tame its many problems with its neighbors so that the PLA can focus on its global mission. Here, China will be trapped by the stubbornness of its own politicians and the opposition of the diplomats of the opposing countries.

    - Ha ... yes, China today doesn't really need this "flexibility" anymore ... - China has gained strength and power and has become so impudent that Russia is "building" and "training" ... as it wants. .. - However ... - with whom it is "necessary" ... - with these "necessary" China can show flexibility ...

    The third key weakness is logistics, which allows us to close gaps in the PRC's defense. This implies not only transport infrastructure, but also related areas. Beijing must back up all of its political, diplomatic, legal, operational and economic demands with its capabilities. Only then will he be treated as a reliable partner and a militarily serious power.

    - Ha ... - Yes, China should not bother at all on this score ... - China has Russia; Russia, which is "ready for anything" for China ... - "ready for anything" and does not require any "reliable partnership" from China; no special "legal and economic subordination" addressed to itself ... - China will always take from Russia everything it needs (even take out "illegal timber"), and for Russian gas it will set its own price and force Russia to supply in such volumes and in such a gas supply mode ... - which is beneficial to him; despite the conditions that are officially indicated in the agreements concluded between Russia and China ... - And, if we take just an elementary manifestation of decency; even here China is "not up to par" with respect to Russia ... - China easily and simply supports the sanctions against Russia, which the United States constantly imposes on Russia ... - to the detriment of Russia itself ...
    - To everything that has been said, it should be added that Russia will simply lay down on the bones, but rush to defend China in whatever "d ... mo" this China does not get into ...
    - So the "main vulnerability" for China ... is Russia ... - There will be no Russia ... and China's skiff ...
    - And all the alleged "vulnerabilities" of China mentioned in the article ... are just nonsense ...