Glöm inte att Kina är en totalitär diktatur

Don Feder har skrivit en mycket bra artikel på om Kina. Den heter ”The Single Most Important Thing About China”:

The single most important thing you need to know about China does not concern its economy — impressive though that is … The most important thing about China isn’t its military expansion – in many ways, comparable to the re-arming of Germany in the 1930s.

• The PRC has also experienced double-digit growth in military spending for 17 straight years. China’s 2006 military budget increased 14% over 2005 – and that’s what Beijing admits to
• China’s military expansion is the reason 60% of the U.S. fleet is now stationed in Asian waters.
• A Department of Defense review, published last February, observes: ”Of the major emerging powers, China has the greatest potential to compete militarily with the United States and field disruptive military technologies that over time offset traditional US military advantages absent US counter strategies.”
• Frank Gaffney of the Center for Security Policy told a congressional hearing last year, ”I believe the PRC’s aim is to inexorably supplant the United States as the world’s premier economic power and, if necessary, to defeat us militarily.” Japan’s Foreign Minister Taro Aso calls China a ”considerable threat.”

But neither China’s booming economy nor its alarming military growth is the root of the problem. In any discussion of China, the place to start is with an understanding of the reality of political power on the Mainland.

The People’s Republic of China remains what it was at its inception in 1949, at the end of the civil war – a ruthless, totalitarian state.

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