China need a new geopolitical Doctrine ?


gadgetcool5

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Bottom line, China needs to decide which countries it wants to ally with and make sure that its policies maintain and support those alliances.

As far as soft power, it's all about having something universally appealing. For example as Biscuits said, "reliability", but something more inspiring than just that. Contrary to myth you don't need to be super powerful to have soft power. Venezuela had some soft power back when Hugo Chavez was in power. New Zealand gets soft power by handling the coronavirus crisis well. Even little Cuba gets Che Guevara shirts and praise from Bernie Sanders. It's not about size. That is the magic of soft power, it's a shortcut to power, it doesn't require a huge cost, it doesn't require a lot of effort in propaganda, just having something that can appeal to non-Chinese people universally, and every country that wants to raise its status needs at least a little of it.
 

AndrewS

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Neocon Marshall Billingslea even went so far to say that the US can and will spend Russia and China into oblivion when it comes down to a nuclear weapons arms race.
But it is impossible for the USA to outspend China in a military arms race.

The official Australian government figures are that China already has an economy some 30% larger than the USA in terms of actual physical output, as measured using PPP.

And the Australian government further expects that the Chinese economy will grow to 2x the USA by 2035.
 

hullopilllw

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But it is impossible for the USA to outspend China in a military arms race.

The official Australian government figures are that China already has an economy some 30% larger than the USA in terms of actual physical output, as measured using PPP.

And the Australian government further expects that the Chinese economy will grow to 2x the USA by 2035.
Military not only depends on financial means, but more also industrial scale and capability. Russia is a good example.

GDP is not an accurate picture for gauging since US's GDP is bloated with F.I.R.E sectors that are essentially worthless, while the shrinking manufacturing sector is actually the most crucial sector when it comes to military power.

If you follows the chinese doctrine when it comes to economy, their main focus has always been on modern manufacturing.
 

AndrewS

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Military not only depends on financial means, but more also industrial scale and capability. Russia is a good example.

GDP is not an accurate picture for gauging since US's GDP is bloated with F.I.R.E sectors that are essentially worthless, while the shrinking manufacturing sector is actually the most crucial sector when it comes to military power.

If you follows the chinese doctrine when it comes to economy, their main focus has always been on modern manufacturing.
I agree.

But I use the GDP figures because even these figures make it clear the USA cannot outspend China in an arms race.

Yet we still have US thinktanks think they can do this.
 

vesicles

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As China is growing in size, and have global political, economical and military footprint , I think China's non interference doctrine is kinda old fashioned and redundant . China is almost a superpower now but can't back up it stature . Current china's relation vis-a-vis Anglophone nations reminds me of 2 opium war when western nations pact forced china to submit to accept unfair trade agreement and led to century of humiliation.
China's reluctancy to take sides in international affairs and back up friendly nation with military or economic aid will only isolate China internationally. Just look how India locked horns with China on behalf of Bhutan .While India is busy playing geopolitical game forging alliance and China is isolating itself day by day.

China must make alliance now. If World's solo superpower USA need allies then China 3rd powerful nation definitely needs allies. whether u make allies based on common ideology, or buy alliance or make alliance with nations with common foe. May be China can start from Asian nations and forming Pan-Asianism or something like that.

just my 2cent.
I believe China has made many alliances with vast number of countries. Out of the 15 main organizations within the UN, China is the head of 4 of them. All the other security council members combined to head 1 other UN organization. China has been very active in forming alliances. This is why China has been dominating at UN. This is also why people have been calling the WHO the “CHO”. China has so many allies all around the world.

On top of that, China organizes the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, which is a pseudo-security pact. So China is forming formal alliances.

With China’s new geopolitical doctrine, my view is that China is focusing on bilateral alliances and agreements, instead of forming multilateral alliances. This is almost entirely analogous to how the state of Qin fought the multilateral alliance against them at the end of the Warring State period in ancient China. When China fights a multilateral battle, it’s fighting in the home court of the US since the US has spent the past 70 years setting up a world order heavily in her favor. When every single rule has been set against you, how can you win? Forming bilateral agreements breaks up the multilateral networks heavily in favor of the US. This is in fact how the state of Qin defeated all other states who formed all-out alliance to fight against Qin. I believe China is using a similar strategy now.
 

MrCrazyBoyRavi

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Wow China and india have almost competed road enroaching Nepal soverign territory. What a nice way to develop friendly relation with its neighbour. Apart from Pakistan , Nepal is very friendly nation to China and It payback by backstabbing Nepal.
 

zgx09t

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India stole yet another weaker neighbor's land and for some weird reasons someone here blamed China for that. What a shocker.
Sounded like a thief spreading the gospel of good neighborly love all around.
 

ougoah

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LOL it is India that has annexed countless Nepalese (among other neighbours) territory in the past. China's road section in that region circumvented disputed areas after Bhutanese objection with India's backing. So in that respect the matter was settled to everyone's satisfaction and the road section has been constructed in undisputed areas instead. Neither India or China have actually completed any of their roads in Nepal today. Stop spreading bullshit propaganda. If you want, please back it up with academic sources and visual evidence.
 

MrCrazyBoyRavi

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LOL it is India that has annexed countless Nepalese (among other neighbours) territory in the past. China's road section in that region circumvented disputed areas after Bhutanese objection with India's backing. So in that respect the matter was settled to everyone's satisfaction and the road section has been constructed in undisputed areas instead. Neither India or China have actually completed any of their roads in Nepal today. Stop spreading bullshit propaganda. If you want, please back it up with academic sources and visual evidence.
I am not saying China is actively making road that passes through Nepal's territory. What i was saying is India directly encroached Nepal's territory and made a road to China and China didn't object to the construction of the road. It seems like China is fine with anything if it sees an opportunity to make quick cash.

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