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China considers Europe a “weak link” of the Western world

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For Beijing, Europe is the “weak link” of the Western world, so it is ready to subjugate it to itself. Other predators, the United States and Russia, also joined this fight.


According to the French edition of Capital, Francois Aisbourg writes about this in his book “The Time of Predators: China, the USA, Russia and Us”.

The author believes that the threats from Russia and the United States are great for France and Europe, but China poses the greatest danger, because its ambitions border on militarism.

And this is understandable, if you recall the Chinese history. After long periods of isolation and humiliation, Xi Jinping came to power in 2012. He managed to head for the transformation of China into an economic and political superpower. Beijing seeks to establish its position in the world, primarily economic. To achieve its goals, China uses certain techniques and tools.

First of all, China seeks to seize the European market for its products. At the same time, he is trying to possess European technology, which today is considered one of the most advanced.

In addition, he is trying to spread his influence on the European continent. This is done in a variety of ways, from recruiting political figures to providing loans to European countries.

Also part of Chinese politics is the desire by any means to drive a wedge between the US and Europe, casting doubt on the very concept of "Western world."

China is also introducing its own technological standards in the world, trying to integrate Europe into them.

From all this, the author concludes that the era of naive faith in a multipolar world is coming to an end, and Europe has to decide which side to take. Otherwise, predators will tear it apart.
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  1. NF68
    NF68 14 July 2020 16: 15
    +1
    There is such a thing.
    1. Hunter 2
      Hunter 2 14 July 2020 16: 46
      +5
      Surprisingly - a robust article. If even the undersultan “perdogan” managed to put the whole of Europe in the “p” position, letting only a small part of the “rabies” go - receiving money so as not to let the main stream wink
      The Chinese are traders, and they see the "weak" spots in others. Excellent.
      1. Alex777
        Alex777 14 July 2020 17: 50
        +3
        Europe has to decide which side to take. Otherwise, predators will tear it apart.

        This is who will explain to me why anyone should "tear apart" Europe?
        So that the invested money is gone?
        Destroyed the market?
        So that there was no place to take technology from?
        Where is the logic? request
        1. mark2
          mark2 14 July 2020 18: 52
          +3
          And what does the logic have to do with it? The article is written for people who think that in Europe there is something worth starting a war for. Technologies are sold, bought, stolen. If Europe is destroyed, the market for Chinese goods will be lost. If Europe is conquered, the source of currency income will disappear.
    2. snake
      snake 14 July 2020 17: 23
      +3
      In addition, he is trying to extend his influence to european continent.

      The author of geography at the school of five grabbed the only way!
      All the same, the Chinese are people alien to Europeans. Look at "comrade" Si - he has no eyebrows as such. Their hieroglyphs, again ... As from another planet, honestly ... We are all barbarians for them ...
  2. parusnik
    parusnik 14 July 2020 16: 18
    +7
    No, he writes everything correctly, I don’t understand from what hillock Russia got into the "predators" ... Russia, in contrast to China and the United States, threatens with gas, or something ..
    1. Svarog
      Svarog 14 July 2020 16: 22
      -8
      Quote: parusnik
      .Russia is threatening something with gas, unlike China and the USA

      The presence of nuclear weapons and the ambitions of some oligarchs, which sharply resonate with real opportunities.
    2. iConst
      iConst 14 July 2020 16: 49
      +5
      Quote: parusnik
      from what hillock Russia got into the "predators"

      Yes, read, since the time of Ivan IV, Vasilich ... laughing
      As he distributed lyuley across all borders, including the Swedes and Livonian knights, in the West the hysteria does not stop ...
    3. LMN
      LMN 14 July 2020 17: 25
      +8
      Quote: parusnik
      No, he writes everything correctly, I don’t understand from what hillock Russia got into the "predators" ... Russia, in contrast to China and the United States, threatens with gas, or something ..

      Well, the Russian Federation is a predator. request
      Everything is very simple. The Russian Federation does not pursue an aggressive foreign policy, impose sanctions against us, carry all sorts of nonsense, etc. This creates the illusion that many people even believe on this site about Russia's weakness, inability, and mildness. In fact, the Russian Federation one of the few (to put it mildly) countries of the world that can at any time resolve the issue in its favor through force. The last example, Crimea.
      And in the world they perfectly understand and realize it. Hence the fear.
      Therefore, yes, Russia is a "predator". And I am glad of this. This gives us the opportunity to decide for ourselves.
      1. notingem
        notingem 15 July 2020 16: 05
        0
        Well, if the "predator" can bite some partner by the thigh.
    4. mark2
      mark2 14 July 2020 18: 54
      0
      Russia threatens them only with the fact of its existence. But this opinion is only of individuals
  3. Evil 55
    Evil 55 14 July 2020 16: 20
    -4
    At least the appetites of China are limited by party politics and national mentality, and not by the desires of a couple of oligarchs with exorbitantly hyped ambitions ..
    1. LMN
      LMN 14 July 2020 17: 13
      +6
      Quote: Evil 55
      At least the appetites of China are limited by party politics and national mentality, and not by the desires of a couple of oligarchs with exorbitantly hyped ambitions ..

      This is the problem. yes
  4. Doccor18
    Doccor18 14 July 2020 16: 24
    +2
    For Beijing, Europe is the “weak link” of the Western world, so it is ready to subjugate it to itself ..

    Well this is not news.
    Yes, and China is already five minutes before submission ...
  5. pytar
    pytar 14 July 2020 16: 30
    +1
    Pax china will be harder than Pax americana.
    1. Livonetc
      Livonetc 14 July 2020 16: 42
      +2
      And in what?
      China is not imposing anything on anyone.
      This is the know-how of the Anglo-Saxons.
      He wins the competition.
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 14 July 2020 16: 50
        +6
        "China does not impose anything on anyone" ///
        ---
        Imposes. But not like the States.
        Try not to sell to China any military equipment that he had planned to buy for copying.
        He will not announce sanctions. But suddenly it turns out that some "Power of Siberia" stops working, loans are delayed, payments are slowed down. And everything, by chance, with an apology ... And as soon as the sale of the military is approved, everything miraculously flies on the wings.
        They hold their throats very gently, without politics, and human rights.
      2. pytar
        pytar 14 July 2020 17: 10
        0
        China is not imposing anything on anyone.

        Externally, it looks like that. That is the insidiousness of Chinese tactics.
        This is the know-how of the Anglo-Saxons.

        China is flexible, if the situation changes, it can switch to other methods, taking the know-how from the Anglo-Saxons. The Chinese have no problem about "patent law" ... bully
        He wins the competition.

        Yes. And this despite the fact that the rules of the game are written in the West. And what will happen when China itself strengthens enough and begins to write these rules? I think the time will come soon. And few will be happy ...
        1. Grazdanin
          Grazdanin 14 July 2020 18: 00
          0
          I asked how many times I asked you to talk about joint projects where we do not sell resources and technologies and China has its own consumer goods, I have never once learned a lesson.
          1. pytar
            pytar 14 July 2020 19: 11
            0
            ... I have never learned a answer.

            But for that, I suppose, the minuses got plentiful? laughing
            1. Grazdanin
              Grazdanin 14 July 2020 19: 13
              0
              Oh yes, do not care. Does it change anything?
              1. pytar
                pytar 14 July 2020 19: 43
                -1
                Disorder the minus! These are people with a thin, sensitive soul ... fellow
                1. Grazdanin
                  Grazdanin 14 July 2020 19: 51
                  +1
                  Sometimes there is a ratio - / +: 15/15, 20/20. When I say facts opposite to the current propaganda smile
  6. Andrey Vasilievich
    Andrey Vasilievich 14 July 2020 16: 41
    0
    Quote: pytar
    Pax china will be harder than Pax americana.

    What's behind these conclusions?
    1. pytar
      pytar 14 July 2020 17: 04
      0
      What's behind these conclusions?

      This is not a conclusion, but an assumption based on several findings: the Chinese are omnivorous super-enterprising capitalists by nature. They are more flexible than Westerners, but their grip is tougher! It’s like a large reptile ... The economic and political system / combination of authoritarianism with capitalism / more efficient than the West. China is growing, and its appetite is increasing. Humanist theories do not diverge from the traditional Chinese mentality. Something like this... hi
      1. dvina71
        dvina71 14 July 2020 18: 15
        +1
        Quote: pytar
        Humanist theories do not

        It is strange that these theories are constantly refuted by Europeans ... here and there someone will be genocidal ..., all for the sake of humanism ..
        1. pytar
          pytar 14 July 2020 19: 27
          -3
          It is strange that these theories are constantly refuted by Europeans ... here and there someone will be genocidal ..., all for the sake of humanism ..

          If you take an interest in world history, you will be surprised to find out that very often humanity has been genocide since ancient times! Many peoples and tribes were literally exterminated by others. The Mongols exterminated entire peoples, the Aztecs every day gutted hundreds of people on their temples, about African tribes and peoples / in modern times Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Nigeria, etc. / needless to say, the Armenian Turks and Christians in general, Chinese-Dzungars and a bunch of similar, and more often to themselves, Indians - there were bloody massacres one after another, just the birth rate was and is high, so a hundred thousand cut out, not something transcendent, Half Pot in Kompuchia is generally unique, in New Guinea is still practicing cannibalism in the jungle, oh Timor / Indonesia / have you heard ?? List of genocides, massacres, by religious, ethnic, ideological, "culinary", etc. signs are endless! In Europe, between genocides, though, gave birth to humanism and some other theories about civil rights, fraternity and equality. That's how it is in fact! hi
          1. dvina71
            dvina71 14 July 2020 22: 45
            0
            Quote: pytar
            Many peoples and tribes were literally consumed by others. Here the Mongols exterminated entire nations,

            Well, porridge in my head ... Who exactly did the Mongols destroy? The Russian princes fought to the death of the Mongols .. about the battle of Kolomna ... what’s worth .., but they won not only didn’t destroy it ... it was generally parallel to the state system, religion, culture .. just pay and live as you like. .
            Two .. to compare the semi-wild African tribes .. and moreover .. somehow use this as an excuse .., the Europeans definitely think that everyone around is underdeveloped ..., they are bringing in all kinds of nonsense ..
            Even to look at the last two three decades ... How many lives have Iraqis, Syrians, Libyans already paid ... for the right of the West to plant their democracy?
            1. pytar
              pytar 14 July 2020 23: 19
              -2
              Well, porridge in my head ...

              Are you talking to yourself?
              Who exactly did the Mongols destroy?

              Many peoples - those Polovtsy, Volga Bulgars, many more peoples on their way. The conquest of China by the Mongols cost tens of millions of lives. Yes, and the Chinese self-consumed by millions. Central Asia Khorezm ... Iran — rivers of blood, India — the creation of the Mughal empire cost, colossal sacrifices among the local population. Iraq - hundreds of thousands were cut down in one Baghdat. For the Mongols, this was normal practice. And not only for them, Tamerlan, Turks, Iran to the Caucasus ... Take and read at least a little history. Here in, he eats interesting stats on the topic.
              to compare the semi-wild African tribes .. and moreover .. somehow use this as an excuse ..

              A fact is a fact; it does not depend on your opinion! I'm not even talking about periods so remote in time! The genocide in Rwanda, the whole world knows. The massacre in Darfur - Nigeria! Congo / Zaire /! Algeria - there were stats recently at the VO. Nigeria - conflict in Biafra, etc. In Africa, ethnic cleansing has always been distinguished with marvelous brutality! This is a very short list, so from memory!
              Europeans are definitely considering everyone underdeveloped as a campaign ...

              In different historical periods this is true. Russia, while conquering Siberia, Central Asia and Alaska, also treated the rest of the local population as a tagged one. There are interesting stats here on VO!
              Even look at the last two three decades ...

              In the world at all times, massacres and destruction took place. It is a fact! And you cannot argue anything! No offense, but really it will be useful for you to read more, write less. hi
            2. l7yzo
              l7yzo 15 July 2020 20: 45
              0
              I was always wondering how the crowds of the Mongols on their dwarf horses swept away the gallops of our horses on horseback heavy trucks))))

              The history in the textbooks was written by the Holanz-Germans to us - and what did they write there)))
              it’s banned people believe that yes in Siberia there are a lot of paved roads in the forests, huge estates are just at the end of the world - and yes it was all created by unwashed and illiterate people, who even brought in the state)))
              You believe that without roads you can go through the war and conquer Siberia - well, I'm talking about the tale of Yermak. Have you seen his paintings ?? Take a trip to Tyumen - there it is - he looks like an ordinary kankistodor - he even had a Kankistodor helmet and a corresponding robe. Good luck to continue to believe everything. It's time to think with your head and your own.
      2. Liam
        Liam 14 July 2020 18: 38
        -1
        Quote: pytar
        Chinese omnivorous super-adventurous capitalists by nature

        Undoubtedly, it’s enough to see how well they invested in Venezuela. Directly the pinnacle of insight and enterprise.
      3. dauria
        dauria 14 July 2020 21: 52
        +3
        The economic and political system / combination of authoritarianism with capitalism / is more efficient than the West.


        China has a weak spot. And it will still appear. Xi is not eternal, the tip is not homogeneous. Brawl groups for the throne will also be. And the capitalists want real power. Do not tremble in front of an authoritarian system with the Fuhrer at the head, but stand at the helm. With yachts, palaces, servants ... And their hard workers are helpless without immunity to oppose the capitalists. Like in the USSR. So the gangster redistribution and Gorbachev will be there. Another generation - and they will be. Even less - about 15 years old. In this redistribution of good and dough, the Americans will catch them.
  7. demo
    demo 14 July 2020 16: 49
    +2
    And this is understandable, if you recall the Chinese history. After long periods of isolation and humiliation, Xi Jinping came to power in 2012.

    Bullshit.
    The founding father of the Chinese miracle was, is and will be Den Xiaoping.
    C is a talented follower of the course that Den has built.
    If another, less tailored to the idea, came, it would have turned out like ours in the USSR.

    The French obviously have no Sinology in the country.
    Therefore, they are afraid. Just in case.
  8. Junior Private
    Junior Private 14 July 2020 16: 51
    +3
    Correction: Europe will not choose which side to take, and the old European woman will be told who to lie under.
  9. Courier
    Courier 14 July 2020 16: 56
    -3
    What this author smoked, with the lowest growth rates of the Chinese economy since 1979.
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  11. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 14 July 2020 17: 30
    0
    For Beijing, Europe is the “weak link” of the Western world, so it is ready to subjugate it to itself. Other predators, the United States and Russia, also joined this fight.
    If Europe had cheap Russian gas, the EU itself would be a booster, and on a free democratic LNG, its goods are uncompetitive, as is the economy.
    1. pytar
      pytar 14 July 2020 19: 38
      -2
      If Europe had cheap Russian gas ..

      Europe has plenty of Russian gas. Superfluous even. And how cheap it is depends on the presence or absence of competition in the market. In order for some product to have a minimum price, a competitor is definitely needed, otherwise the "cheapness" turns into a monopole and is even more expensive!
  12. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 14 July 2020 17: 34
    -1
    The author believes that the threats from Russia and the United States are great for France and Europe, but China poses the greatest danger, because its ambitions border on militarism
    Democratic France and Europe, choose. request
  13. Kuroneko
    Kuroneko 14 July 2020 17: 37
    0
    For Beijing, Europe is the “weak link” of the Western world, so it is ready to subjugate it to itself. Other predators, the United States and Russia, also joined this fight.
    According to the French edition of Capital, Francois Aisbourg writes about this in his book “The Time of Predators: China, the USA, Russia and Us”.

    Hey, bourgeois! You will somehow decide at last who we are - "a gas station country with an economy torn to shreds", or a "predator".
    ^ _ ^
  14. Hikaro
    Hikaro 14 July 2020 18: 14
    +4
    The article is very correct! China bought up the VOLVO together with equipment and technology and exported everything to China! Now an excellent copy of the VOLVO floor under the GILI brand is being sold on the market! Without much advertising, China has bought up a lot of strategic objects in Europe, from container terminals to HI-TEKA manufacturers! China is waiting to be able to dictate and impose its own standards and rules! And when this happens a little will not seem to everyone! China is a very tough and dangerous competitor! Eat old Europe and not choke! Only the joint efforts of the United States and Europe to bring back their production and complete closure of high technologies for China can stop the dragon!
    1. pytar
      pytar 14 July 2020 19: 41
      -1
      Very true judgments, Oleg! Plus from me! hi
  15. Andrey.AN
    Andrey.AN 14 July 2020 18: 20
    0
    In fact, the struggle is not for Europe, but for its niche, so that others do not climb out of their own.
  16. Andrey.AN
    Andrey.AN 14 July 2020 18: 38
    +1
    China is a brontosaurus, it can be large and formidable, but does not know how to live meat.
  17. orionvitt
    orionvitt 14 July 2020 20: 04
    0
    China poses the greatest danger, because its ambitions border on militarism.
    But what about the notorious "Russian threat", about which in the West, broadcast from every iron. Maybe it's time to admit that there is no Russian threat.
  18. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 14 July 2020 21: 19
    -1
    laughing In the time of Spengler, this was a bold hypothesis; today it is a sad circumstance in life.
  19. PalladaTomsk
    PalladaTomsk 14 July 2020 21: 21
    -1
    Here, I read and can not understand anything. The vast majority believes that China is omnipotent and will soon be a world hegemon.
    This will not happen in the near future for sure. They have a billion problems inside the country, it's only in the picture in large cities that they are doing well. But China is far from it. The illiterate population is over 100 million, and poverty reigns beyond large agglomerations.
    And if you look at the history of China in foreign policy, it will become clear that China has never pulled on a world leader and is unlikely to be pulled.
  20. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 14 July 2020 21: 22
    +1
    The main thing is that in this hypothetical case, the role of Russia should not be reduced to a supplier of resources in exchange for their debt receipts.
  21. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 14 July 2020 21: 31
    +1
    Quote: chan
    Quote: Hikaro
    China is waiting for it to be able to dictate and impose its standards and rules! And when this happens, little will not seem to everyone!

    There were no such times and they will NEVER come.
    Moreover, China has been a lame duck for several years. His song is sung, and it was sung before the virus. Therefore, you should not pay so much attention to him.
    Quote: Hikaro
    China is a very tough and dangerous competitor!

    For all kinds of poverty, probably yes.
    Quote: Hikaro
    Eat an old Europe and not choke!

    That’s what Europe is not facing for sure, it’s China.
    Quote: Hikaro
    Only the combined efforts of the United States and Europe to return back its production and completely close high technology for China can stop the dragon!

    In fact, this process has been going on since 2018. And in 2019, China has already given way to the 2nd world economy in Japan. And there is already Britain on the way.

    For the first time in history, China has bypassed the United States in terms of the number of inhabitants belonging to 10 percent of the richest people in the world. These data are presented in the annual study of the Swiss bank Credit Suisse on global wealth. Its results were published on Monday, October 21, 2019.

    Thus, in China 99,9 million people were included in 10 percent of the richest people on the planet, in the United States 98,8 million people belong to this category, the study said. According to the Credit Suisse classification, a person with a fortune above 10 thousand dollars is considered to be in the top 109,5 richest people in the world.
  22. iouris
    iouris 14 July 2020 22: 06
    -2
    For the Chinese of the Russian Federation-tse Europe?
  23. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 14 July 2020 22: 25
    -1
    Quote: Mavrikiy
    For Beijing, Europe is the “weak link” of the Western world, so it is ready to subjugate it to itself. Other predators, the United States and Russia, also joined this fight.
    If Europe had cheap Russian gas, the EU itself would be a booster, and on a free democratic LNG, its goods are uncompetitive, as is the economy.

    A vigorous cow, God did not give a horn. laughing Europe will be destroyed and a new world will be built on its ruins and at the expense of it. laughing