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In trying to steer us away from the many retarded threads on this board I'd like to know what anyone thinks about the possible US/China showdown over Taiwan. The NYT had an article detailing the Chinese buildup in amphibious troop transport capability and other military advances. Does anyone think a war between these 2 giant countries is a possiblity in our lifetimes?

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Here is a Washington Post article on China's improving military capabilities:

 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/artic...-2005Apr11.html

 

 

Personally Id like to think both sides would realize that an all out conflict would be terrible to their own interests. More so than ever, we live in an era of the global economy and because of this, China may have better interest in dealing with Taiwan as an economic partner rather than an underling. Be that as it may, Taiwan will be a large factor in the future.

 

 

 

More bad news is that some of the nitwits in this country will start protesting Chinese food and Chinese people. We will probably see something stupid like changing General Tso's chicken to General Bushs' chicken.

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Read this article also in the NYT(what a great paper, f*** those that bash it), on the the growing Chinese and Indian relations and their economies. 30 some off years ago, these two countries had a quasi border war. There are still border issues but there are definitley secondary to teh developing markets. Both countries envy each otehr in different ways. For 30 years India languished in cultural and religious conflicts but is now awakening into a huge economc age. I think this age will spell the end of any superfluous military conflicts.

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/10/internat...ner=rssuserland

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I dont think a war between the US and China will ever happen. There is just tooo much at stake and not enough in the end. Now, if a war does go down, the draft would be instilled immediately. The US would have a large coaltion at its back aswell. If something does go down I cant see the US being the ones to instigate it. I would fear that nuclear weapons would be used. I also fear that Yao Ming would be deported back to China :( .

 

mmmm General Bush Chicken mmmm

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I would also have to say that an actual war would happen between the two countries.

 

Any military war would likely be with nuclear weapons, which is a no-win scenario for either side. Plus, we rely on each other for trade.

 

I think the odds of another large world-war style conflict are very low now, due to the existence of a world economy.

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I would be more worried about a quick government change in China than a war against them. The Chinese get along with the US more than Russia, Japan, most of Europe, and Canada.

 

We were the only country to remain economically-friendly with them even though they were Communist. The US amb. to China at one time was the President's father and I don't expect issues between the US and China.

 

I would be much more worried about an India-China or Japan-China conflict. That would tear the US-UK into neutrality.

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I also don't think a war with China will ever happen.

 

Because if it should come close, all China has to do is say one word, "SELL!!"

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Great point.

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I don't get it.

 

And tonyi...Do you think China's buildup is more for bargaining power then? I would think if they had an invasion plan in place they would plan for escort capability as well.

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I also don't think a war with China will ever happen.

 

Because if it should come close, all China has to do is say one word, "SELL!!"

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Great point.

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I don't get it.

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China owns a lot of the US, if they sold their bonds and stock in us, we would be in trouble.

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I also don't think a war with China will ever happen.

 

Because if it should come close, all China has to do is say one word, "SELL!!"

745100[/snapback]

Great point.

745116[/snapback]

I don't get it.

 

And tonyi...Do you think China's buildup is more for bargaining power then? I would think if they had an invasion plan in place they would plan for escort capability as well.

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They buy a gargantuan quantity of very low-interest U.S. treasury bonds to basically keep the dollar afloat.

 

You could say they have no choice but to keep buying our bonds, since we're essentially looking the other way as our trade deficit with them continues to balloon. But yeah, if push came to shove over Taiwan, I'm sure they'll use that as leverage.

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China definatly beats the US in Inequations and Inequalities-Alpha.? I got 3rd place with two Chinese kids taking first and second.

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i bet they were both younger than you.

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Actually, they were both Juniors and older than me.

 

Most of the best Precal competitiors in Florida are Juniors.

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North Korea is a bigger threat.

 

 

China plays in their own little silly world, while trying more and more to enter the game of capitalism each day.

 

 

China needs the United States economically just as much as we need them, regardless of what any figures might show.

 

 

A war with the United States would seriously jeopardize that goal of the Chinese government.

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