The US has a larger military budget, is researching anti-satellite technology and have been busy with some actual invasions recently so I wouldn't be worrk much about China. China certainly seems to see Taiwan as a major issue, but they seem unwilling to do anything about it militarily, presumable more due to hurting their growing financial position trading with the US than anything else.
Ace.O.Lamb wrote:Ok first, this is not a dig at china, also please excuse the 'worried' kinda sounds sarcastic.
My main objective is to see if someone can clear up my final point at the end of this post.
I've started this thread because i have been hearing alot about China these last few months on the news and i've done a bit of research on the country itself.
I first start noticing China in the new a few months ago when i hear that their population is going to be one of the largest populations in the world in a few more years, so i thought nothing of that. I then look them up on wikipedia and find this:
'The People's Liberation Army (PLA), with its 2.25 million active troops, is currently the largest military in the world. The PLA consists of an army, navy, air force, and strategic nuclear force. The official budget of the PLA for 2005 is $30 billion and non-official budget $90 billion, possibly excluding foreign weapons purchases, military research and development, and the People's Armed Police, a paramilitary force.'
Now that is crazy, but the thing that got me was that i was hearing that they were starting to look active and that they were possibly getting ready for an invasion of a small island off the coast (if anyone could clear that up i would like to know) I also saw on the news that a rocket was launched to destroy a satalite in space by China, now the satalite was chinese i know but the fact is that China now have that capability to do such things.
It poses a question as to why China, U.S, Russia, Uk, Korea, Infact every country needs to have an arms race and create all these nuclear and fancy weapons. Its as if we are all on edge that one country is about to attack another.
The other bit of information i heard was that if China decide to attack this Island then Mr Bush or one of his merry men said that they would defend this island against China!!!! Now i don't know about you but that spells war to me. And not a small war either, super power against super power. I really hope this is just the news talking bullshit or taking things out of context but that is why i am worried.
P.s. Yes i know i should not believe everything i hear in the news, but its hard not to think what could happen.
From the Tiwaneese and Chineese people I've talked to there's definately no love lots between them, but it seems they are united in disliking Koreans more than disliking each other though.