Named the reasons why China does not become equal to America

Commenting on the new aggravation of relations between China and the United States due to the planned visit of the Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan, the financial and business magazine Inventiva raised a much larger issue. Namely, to what extent China corresponds to the title of a new superpower, or it is still premature to assign this title to it. It should be noted that we are talking about an exclusively Western view of the balance of power.

In particular, it is argued that the Celestial Empire is still a "one-party communist state" * with a closed political system.

There is no doubt that China is a powerful state with a powerful party bureaucracy, but such power can be fragile. The spark that will ignite the coup cannot be predicted in such a closed system. In this country, without explanation, a world-famous billionaire or the head of Interpol risks disappearing. The opportunities that open societies can offer to Chinese millionaires have forced hundreds of them to live abroad to protect their wealth from future uncertainty.

- approved in the publication.

The geopolitical factor is also important. The United States is surrounded by weak countries, which cannot be said about China, whose neighbors include powerful powers with ambitions.

The publication believes that the question is whether it will ever be able to compete with the PRC with the United States in terms of economic and military power. During the Cold War, the Soviet Union matched American military power and leadership in alliances. However, the Soviet regime, according to Inventiva, could not compete economically or culturally with the dominance of the United States.

China's "soft power" does not inspire either.

It is unlikely that China will become a serious challenge to the United States and as the world's cultural superpower. Democracy and freedom, as well as American influence in the arts, music, and media, provide an ideological advantage. Immigrants build the United States, and their culture and ideas enrich the country. And China, in spite of everything, remains a closed country. The Chinese language is not able to replace English in the global world

- noted in the text.

Even though the Chinese government spends heavily on higher education, every year 600 Chinese students go abroad to continue their studies. Also, millions of Chinese continue to go abroad to get a job there.

Leading the global power race will always be a challenge for China. It will have the status of a "limited superpower" like the Soviet Union. If the United States avoids civil strife, then it will easily be able to take the upper hand in the new race, the magazine believes.

*It is worth noting that although the CCP really plays the leading role in China, there are also several small parties in the parliament.
  • Photos used: US Department of Defense
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  1. Igor Viktorovich Berdin 28 July 2022 21: 23
    So it is. But in the USA, the farther the more there will be black and yellow ones. This means that the prospect is only down ... Not to mention the rainbow ones. Dead end....
    1. bobba94 Offline bobba94
      bobba94 (Vladimir) 28 July 2022 22: 06
      About six years ago, I subscribed to two American channels about crime on YouTube. If there are, for example, five episodes in a video, then the criminals are Latin Americans in three episodes, African Americans in two episodes, and so in almost every video, white rarely flashes. American sociologists predict that by the end of the century, Hispanics and African Americans will make up 73% of the US population .... China should, as they say, just sit on the banks of the river and wait for what is now called the "Shining City" to float downstream on a hill".
  2. zuuukoo Offline zuuukoo
    zuuukoo (Sergei) 28 July 2022 21: 28
    There is an opinion that at the moment the main problem of the PRC is the lack of many of the high technologies.
    Yes, they produce a lot of goods, but in many ways it is cheap consumer goods (although we are even far from that in some places) based on Western technologies and on Western machine tools.
    And the lack of a reliable base in the form of natural resources (which are still of great importance).
    By the way, this point in the future makes our relations with China very unpredictable. Not because "the Chinese are bad", but because "nothing personal, just business."

    And, again, in a pinch, the United States without China, at the very least, but manage. But China without the USA ...
    1. zenion Offline zenion
      zenion (zinovy) 28 July 2022 22: 05
      The United States now cannot even do without a mongrel under the fence. What was the mighty Roman Empire, but covered. Everything is happening much faster now than it used to be. Nobody thought that the USSR would be covered, but they were found. And in the USA these ... are full everywhere.
    2. hello Offline hello
      hello (LEO St) 29 July 2022 09: 17
      Our relationship is bad, as I often see in Damansky, the Chinese invasion of Siberia. And your elites, who do not want to acquire a Western identity and then become a springboard for the West as a "competitor" in Asia, Putin's advisers even said that for this we have to be friends with the Chinese for seven to ten years. Well, the Russians have Russian interests and we respect that.
  3. zenion Offline zenion
    zenion (zinovy) 28 July 2022 22: 03
    God forbid that China would become like the United States. Millennia ago China was already written on paper, and Europeans lived in rocks and trees.
  4. zuuukoo Offline zuuukoo
    zuuukoo (Sergei) 28 July 2022 22: 21
    Quote: zenion
    Millennia ago China was already written on paper, and Europeans lived in rocks and trees.

    Yes. It remains to wait until the Chinese nationalists, inflamed by the hypothetical conquest of Taiwan, remember the "European barbarians" who have squeezed out the natural resources of Siberia from them.

    Z. Y. : If anything, the birthplace of Homo sapiens is Africa. And the first significant civilizations were born in the valleys of the Tigris and Euphrates. So, according to your point of view, the superiority of Africans and Arabs is obvious.
    1. Smilodon terribilis nimis 29 July 2022 02: 21
      The Sumerians, Egyptians, and Akkadians were not Arabs, although some of them were Semites.
      With regards to Africa, Carthage and Libya were not blacks.
  5. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 29 July 2022 00: 00
    The spark that can ignite a coup d'état is the decline of the economy, which creates the prerequisites for the emergence of a revolutionary situation when the top cannot govern in the old way, and the bottom does not want to live the old way. In such a situation, private Chinese capital can carry out a counter-revolution and the restoration of capitalism.

    The freedom of capitalism is measured by a bank account - the larger it is, the more opportunities its owner has, and the 1% of the richest 1% own more wealth than the rest of the population of the planet, and the freedom of socialism lies in the subordination of this minority to the absolute majority of the population.

    The PRC economy is already the largest in the world today and is moving from quantitative to qualitative growth - space, microelectronics, computer technology, communications, artificial intelligence, etc., etc.
    At the end of 2020, according to UNCTAD data, China ranked second in the world in terms of capital outflow, which was a direct challenge to the global dominance of the US banknote.

    The competition for power in the PRC takes place within the framework of one social class and its political party, which is fundamentally different from the struggle for power of monopoly associations in the West, which once every five years allow serfs to pick a collar around their necks.
  6. Grandpa Wow Offline Grandpa Wow
    Grandpa Wow (Nikolai) 29 July 2022 00: 25
    If America is the old "hand", then China is the "finger"! Russia, India, Asia, Africa! - it's all "fingers"! But all together they are a "fist"! And that fist can quite easily smash old America clean! China does not pursue world domination! He needs equal countries for profitable trade and he understands this! And America found itself in a position where everyone fears and hates it, and all over the world are waiting for this "fist" of ours!
  7. Poligraf Poligrafovich (Vadim Vorobyov) 29 July 2022 01: 47
    ... In AI, only LGBT people rule, Latinos and Afro ... In 5 years there will be no whites at all ...
  8. Expert_Analyst_Forecaster 29 July 2022 03: 07
    The question is not well-posed at all. The world does not need a superpower. The world needs multipolarity. Both the USA and China are quite suitable for the role of one of the centers of the new world. Both countries have many advantages over other countries. And, if things do not bring the world to a nuclear war, then they will fully contribute to the development of the Earth's civilization.
    Well, Russia, too, to the extent possible.
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 29 July 2022 16: 17
      I would change it - the world needs justice and equality, and who will implement it is not so important: capitalist democracy or socialism "with a human face" .. The same is about political multipolarity. After the Second World War, the United States looked like a democratic paradise compared to the rest, everyone aspired to go there, but as in a fairy tale: the just one eventually turned into "the hated Kashchei." what we have today with the USA. Therefore, "Kashchei" must at least be limited in his dirty tricks, and the world is moving towards that. "Kashchey", sensing a bad future, snaps back and can do big troubles .. Let me explain, "Kashchey" is a malignant growth (based on financial clans), which has taken possession of the US civil society and uses it as a tool (for example, the US Army and Navy, financial opportunities, etc.) in his true intentions ...
  9. hello Offline hello
    hello (LEO St) 29 July 2022 03: 21
    We never want to dominate the world, but we just want to live with dignity. If Americans believe that we should be at the very bottom, then we must educate him at all costs. Therefore, we are also asking the government to build more nuclear warheads and delivery vehicles. Let the Anglo-Saxons choose for themselves what is more important to them - peace or destruction.
  10. Griffith Offline Griffith
    Griffith (Oleg) 29 July 2022 04: 51
    The USSR collapsed, but with relatively little bloodshed. And this blood was allowed by the Anglo-Saxons with the wrong hands. But the Anglo-Saxons stumble. How much blood will they let? The whole world will line up for bloodletting.
  11. lance is gone Offline lance is gone
    lance is gone (lance) 2 August 2022 10: 38
    everyone together forgot why the USSR collapsed, the venality of the top of the CPSU. Pro-Western politicians who believed in the power of democracy stood at the head of the CPSU. while China is not threatened, and the example of the USSR, Yugoslavia sobered up many. as for the industrial potential, and even more so the military-industrial complex, China now has no equal. The United States is losing ground every year, and in the military industry it does not always solve everything that is most advanced, but expensive and costly. that's an example.