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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian22 Jun 2017 10:33 p.m. PST

Because Beijing lacks the hard power of global military strength and the soft power to shape other nation's attitudes through its economic diversity, one of China's leading diplomatic scholars said it is not now in China's interest as a rising power to try and take over the United States' role in the world in maintaining international order…


Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP22 Jun 2017 10:38 p.m. PST

Yeah, sure.


Khusrau23 Jun 2017 4:03 a.m. PST

You don't need to police what you own. The definition of a superpower is outdated. The only time it would be relevant is if a superpower decided to take every one else with it in a military conflagration.

Stryderg23 Jun 2017 5:41 a.m. PST

I think most nations (super power or not) would benefit from focusing on solving their internal problems instead of trying to fix/influence/manipulate other countries. That includes yours, mine and theirs, too. Oh, and git off mah lawn!

Ferd4523123 Jun 2017 7:00 a.m. PST

I would strongly advise that interested parties take a good look at Admiral James Stavridis (ret.) book Sea Power. It is a good read;but more importantly there is a cogent and thorough analysis of strategic problems facing the US in general and the USN specifically. China is a grave concern and should not be dismissed. The phrase "not now in China's interest" is not the same as not in China's interest. H

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP23 Jun 2017 7:05 a.m. PST

"Ready or not, here I come!"

28mm Fanatik23 Jun 2017 8:08 a.m. PST

China is a regional power, not a global superpower. It lacks the worldwide networks/alliances enjoyed by the US and has little power projection capability.

Of course, in the next few decades things may change.

Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP23 Jun 2017 9:02 a.m. PST

You mean military superpower.
Otherwise now firmly planting its world order on trade, money ( out of $), international role.

Whatisitgood4atwork25 Jun 2017 11:17 p.m. PST

+1 for Mr 28mm Fanatik's words.

Having the USA patrol the high seas, and pay for patrolling them, suits China just fine for now.

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