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Wolf Warrior Diplomacy: China and Its Foreign Policy

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“I don’t think anyone would come up with the idea of ​​milking China now that it is in its prime - and I don’t think anyone would seriously contemplate doing away with us. Australia condoned the United States in grossly unethical, illegal and immoral harassment of Chinese companies. Don't try to pretend you have high moral standards. "


- Deputy Head of the Chinese diplomatic mission in Canberra Wang Xining.

As you know, the greatness of a state is hidden not only in military capabilities and economic power.

Both a superpower and a power are a state mechanism capable of being active and winning in conditions systemic competition.

Activity, of course, is a tool for promoting the interests of the country. The arsenal of funds can be incredibly huge: it can be cultural and religious influence, humanitarian and military operations, economic operations, diplomatic confrontation, and so on.

In essence, in order to establish and maintain the status of a power, the state needs to use absolutely all of its available resources - otherwise, having achieved success in a certain field, it will soon be unable to operate in the conditions of the above-mentioned systemic competition.

It would be a mistake to say that China does not understand this.

Unfortunately, in the Russian information field, extremely little attention is paid to modern political processes and the latest trends - some elements sometimes break out of the general picture, which do not allow considering the situation as a whole.

The People's Republic of China is no exception in this regard - despite the mass of scattered and superficial information, we practically do not receive up-to-date data on the actions and political strategy of Beijing.

Meanwhile, Chinese foreign policy in recent years has been an interesting topic to consider.

Old school diplomacy


In a relatively recent historical past, Chinese diplomacy and the activities of the PRC Ministry of Foreign Affairs were extremely restrained, benevolent, calm and, perhaps, even meek.

These epithets are perhaps the best suited to describe the work of the "old Beijing school."

Of course, this has a number of logical and understandable explanations - for a rather long time, China diligently concealed its growing foreign policy ambitions and actively acted in the field of non-violent seizure and the formation of new sales markets.

This policy of "meekness and respectfulness" helped to establish China as a new superpower, contrary to the logic of strategy. Beijing obligingly provided all of its modest resources for Washington since the Cold War, and successfully continued this practice after its end, which made it possible to attract a massive inflow of investments, production lines and advanced technologies to China (the process of "pumping up" the Chinese economy began back in 80s - the United States carried out it, thereby increasing the urgency of the "eastern threat" for the USSR. China, in turn, successfully provided it, including supplying weapons and military specialists of the mujahideen in Afghanistan).

The PRC did not feel confident enough even in the late 2000s - despite the "economic boom", the active construction of land and naval forces, as well as the emergence of China as a "world factory", the policy continued to go the same way.

This, of course, only had a positive effect on the growth of Beijing's expansion - a soft policy, a "cultural boom" (China in those years began a very interesting promotion of its stories and cultures around the world - in particular, through cinematography), vast economic influence and the formation of a mass of levers of non-military influence led to the emergence of the thesis that "China took over the world."

One way or another, such a vector of development has ceased to correspond to the growing appetites of Beijing. The leadership of the Communist Party has embarked on an aggressive international policy, putting a bold cross on many of the results achieved earlier.

Wolf Warrior Diplomacy


It would be fair to say that such an unusual name "diplomacy of the wolf-warrior" has received a new character in the development of diplomacy and foreign policy of the PRC only relatively recently. It took shape as a stable trend at the turn of 2019-2020, finally establishing itself at the first stage of the coronavirus epidemic.

The prerequisites for this, of course, existed before. Beijing has been actively building up its aggressive rhetoric, presumably since 2012, when Xi Jinping became General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party.

It is noteworthy that in our expert environment this phenomenon has passed almost unnoticed - moreover, such changes in Chinese policy, perhaps, were even denied.

"If it seems to modern experts that the current policy of the PRC has become fundamentally or strategically different, then this is not so, which we note, referring to the materials of the last party congress."

- G.V. Sachko, 2014. “Bulletin of the Chelyabinsk State University. Political science. Oriental studies ".

Of course, the change in Chinese policy is not directly related to the decisions of Xi Jinping - the Chinese political culture and its system are based on the "majority decision", and individuals do not play any significant role. Xi Jinping serves as an iconic figure reflecting an era of change.

Naturally, these changes have occurred for a reason.


Despite numerous statements that Western countries, including the United States, allegedly "missed the formation of a new superpower," nothing of the kind actually happened.

At the time of the 2000s, it was impossible to stop the launched flywheel of Chinese economic power - by 2008-2010 it became clear that the pace of expansion carried out by the PRC would grow inexorably, which would naturally put in a critical position not only the superpower in the person of the United States, but also regional powers on all continents.

The process of the so-called "Arab Spring" launched in the following years became the starting point of the strategic opposition to the Chinese expansion.

Despite all the hard-hitting details of what was happening, such crude methods were justified - China, despite the growth of economic power, had to rely on marginalized regimes and weak, underdeveloped states. The Arab Spring processes and the subsequent rise of Turkey de facto undermined the growing Chinese influence in the Middle East and North Africa, leaving only Iran in Beijing's “deck” - but this, however, is too broad a topic for conversation, and it requires a separate article.

Naturally, the political situation in China changed at about the same time.

With the appointment of Xi Jinping, the PRC began vigorous efforts to unleash numerous territorial disputes through an extremely aggressive diplomatic campaign. The "heavy hand" of the new policy was also felt by Africa, in which China began to wield, using strong economic pressure.

Simultaneously with the appearance of a new General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, reshuffles began in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs - within about five years, diplomats of the "old school" were replaced by "wolf warriors."

You are probably surprised by this name, right? With the clever presentation of Western journalists, the new diplomatic strategy of the CCP got it after the name of the Chinese blockbuster, an analogue of the cult movie "Rambo". The plot of the eastern analogue is rather straightforward, but the message is clear - a brave soldier of the PLA MTR fights against the American special forces and mercenaries of capitalism - and, of course, wins.

In a word, this name reflects well the essence of the subject.

"Insulting the Sentiments of the Chinese People"


Of course, one cannot say that China is waging an exclusively diplomatic struggle - it would be more correct to call what is happening a full-fledged information war, one of the key elements of which is diplomats.

Deng Xiaoping, the architect of key Chinese reforms, bequeathed to the future government to be circumspect, stay in the dark, and hide China's strength - but his successors chose a different strategy.

The aggressive rhetoric of the new leadership affected absolutely all spheres of the life of Chinese society, domestic and foreign policy. The PRC unilaterally proclaimed itself a superpower and began to advance its interests mainly by force.

At the moment, it is difficult to predict exactly how the current situation is perceived by the leadership of the Communist Party and the relevant analytical departments of the government. One thing is clear - the PRC began its march around the world, relying on the erroneous thesis that China is on the rise, and the West is heading towards inevitable decline.

In 2012, a flywheel of territorial claims was launched, with which all nearby countries began to literally crumble: Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines, Vietnam, South Korea.

At the same time, the activity of the Chinese press began to grow in the best traditions of doublethink and communist propaganda - the popular political phrase became the central thesis in the style of "argument to the people" (argumentum ad populum - a kind of deliberately logically erroneous argumentation based on the opinion that the majority was right) "Insulting the feelings of the Chinese people."

Literally everyone, from Mexico to the Vatican, was under the informational and diplomatic blow from Beijing. Since then, almost no incident in the world has been encountered by the Chinese side in any other way than "insulting the feelings of 1,3 billion people."

Despite the Chinese "herbivorousness" attributed by our media, the Beijing "wolves" obviously do not suffer from it - sanctions packages are also actively used (yes, this is by no means American know-how - the PRC regularly uses them for political blackmail), absurd accusations , public threats and even kidnapping of citizens of other countries (naturally, only those who dared to "offend the feelings of the Chinese people" - or rather, the Communist Party).


A typical example is the story of Lou Shaie, the Chinese ambassador in Paris. Despite neutral relations with France, the ambassador saw it as a great idea to start spreading, in the midst of the coronavirus crisis, statements that the French government had given up helping its elderly citizens in difficult times, leaving them "to die of hunger and disease."

There is not a grain of truth in such a statement, but it successfully achieved its goal - it created tension. And China regularly uses this tactic even in countries with which it is in neutral (as in the case of France, whose president not long before that advocated the need for cooperation between Europe and China), and in friendly relations.

"Critics in Caracas should put on a mask and shut up."

- the official response of the Chinese embassy to the "socialist allies" from Venezuela during the coronavirus epidemic.

Beijing's attention is enough for everyone - at various times, statements by Chinese diplomats not only in Europe, North America and Australia, but even in such exotic countries as Kazakhstan, Iran, Pakistan, Brazil and Singapore caused a slight shock.

It is difficult to say what exactly the PRC is guided by in promoting such unconstructive methods of dialogue. China is increasingly resorting to inadequate force and propaganda, but less and less achieves its goals, simultaneously destroying all the previously built levers of "soft power". In some ways, this is reminiscent of Japan, which in the course of World War II planned to break the "weak American morale." Beijing uses similar theses in its strategic logic, but in a similar way is facing increasing resistance.
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  1. Hwostatij
    Hwostatij 5 May 2021 04: 17
    +11
    One thing is clear - the PRC began its march around the world, relying on the erroneous thesis that China is on the rise, and the West is heading towards inevitable decline.

    Who is it clear why is it clear? The article is, in general, just a jumble of such controversial, biased statements.
    1. Vladimir_2U
      Vladimir_2U 5 May 2021 04: 25
      +7
      Quote: Hwostatij
      The article is, in general, just a jumble of such controversial, biased statements.
      That's noticeable. But in fairness, I will cite this observation, I do not remember whose: "The Chinese are cowardly until they smell blood."
      1. Stas157
        Stas157 5 May 2021 06: 10
        -4
        ... At the time of the 2000s, it was impossible to stop the launched flywheel of Chinese economic power - by 2008-2010, it became clear that the pace of expansion carried out by the PRC would grow inexorably, which would naturally put in a critical position not only the superpower in the person of the United States, but also regional powers on all continents.

        And why is there no mention (in geopolitical terms) of another superpower, which has the most powerful army in the world and a non-cartoon hypersound? I'm outraged!

        . China is on the riseand the West is heading towards inevitable decline.

        China is only on the rise, and our superpower has already risen from its knees!

        ... the flywheel of territorial claims was launched, with which all nearby countries began to literally crumble: Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines, Vietnam, South Korea.

        And did anyone give something to the Chinese, well, except for the Russian Federation?
        1. Doccor18
          Doccor18 5 May 2021 07: 07
          +3
          [quote = Stas157] [quote] And did anyone give something to the Chinese, well, except for the Russian Federation? [/ quote] ... China will take all this over time, without options ...
        2. Blackmokona
          Blackmokona 5 May 2021 07: 54
          +1
          Our allies from Central Asia are actively giving away the territory of the PRC.
          In general, the CSTO actively feeds China
          1. Civil
            Civil 5 May 2021 13: 10
            -1
            The Chinese Communist Party is the main refuge of internationalists, our capitalists must understand their inevitable future. Therefore, by hook or by crook, they climb to the West. They understand that the restoration of socialism in the Russian Federation is possible and power over time is on the side of the PRC.
            1. Blackmokona
              Blackmokona 5 May 2021 13: 59
              +1
              China has long been transformed into capitalism.
            2. Mother Theresa
              Mother Theresa 5 May 2021 20: 27
              0
              There is no Chinese Communist Party, this is just a sign, there is the National Socialist Party of China.
        3. And Us Rat
          And Us Rat 5 May 2021 23: 16
          +3
          Quote: Stas157
          And why is there no mention (in geopolitical terms) of another superpower, which has the most powerful army in the world and a non-cartoon hypersound? I'm outraged!

          Probably because today Russia is considered a superpower only in Russia itself. request
          (Unless they use it as flattery, so as not to return another loan).
          I understand, it's a shame. But alas, the patriotic rhetoric of Russia has no influence on foreigners, they have their own.
          They use Chinese products every day, and the Yankees tell them how to live, so they are seen as superpowers. And there is no Russian in their everyday life. request
          They were at least afraid of the USSR - they really believed that one morning a Soviet soldier would knock on the door with an AK rifle butt.
          And an ordinary foreign citizen is not afraid of Russia, and openly laughs at his politicians, sincerely believing that the "Russian threat" is a bike for raising taxes.
          And hypersound is a press bogey. Everyone knows that Russia will not attack NATO first, because this is nonsense. And they themselves do not plan to attack, for them it is all a game to the public, for the sake of some kind of benefit. After all, a serious war is bad for serious business. A couple of dozen lards on weapons are nothing. The capitalization of transalantic corporations reaches trillions of dollars. From Russia alone, they (Renault, Apple, Samsung, McDonald's, Microsoft, Intel, etc.) have hundreds of billions of greenback annually. It makes no sense for them to fight with a solvent client.
          1. Stas157
            Stas157 6 May 2021 08: 24
            0
            I agree with you in everything hi
        4. gsev
          gsev 6 May 2021 13: 28
          0
          Quote: Stas157
          And did anyone give something to the Chinese, well, except for the Russian Federation?

          India, Vietnam, Portugal, Great Britain .. In Nepal, the Maoists have recently taken power. In Burma in 2014, Chinese special forces fought against the Burmese army on the side of the Chinese rebels. Not given from the border countries of Laos, North Korea, Bhutan. Like so.
          1. Stas157
            Stas157 7 May 2021 07: 25
            +2
            Quote: gsev
            Not given from the border countries Laos, DPRK, Bhutan.

            Better to be on this list.
    2. Anzhey V.
      5 May 2021 10: 44
      +2
      Who is it clear why is it clear?


      Anyone who is even slightly interested in international politics.

      The article is, in general, just a jumble of such controversial, biased statements


      Do you have something with which you could refute them?

      There are practically no particular conclusions or theses in the article. It consists almost entirely of chronicles.

      If the facts offend you, this is completely different, comrade. This is your bias.
      1. Nazar
        Nazar 5 May 2021 11: 57
        +1
        Anzhej V. - Your article is an unconvincing attempt to conduct a session of cheap anti-Chinese propaganda here. Your attempts to portray "analytics" are ridiculous. Here is just one of your phrases: "the erroneous thesis that China is on the rise, and the West is heading towards inevitable decline." - so straightforward and "wrong"? Did you find this "error" - huh? China is not on the rise, in your opinion? Do you think we are all idiots here, or what?
        1. Anzhey V.
          5 May 2021 12: 19
          +1
          Did you find this "error" - huh? China is not on the rise, in your opinion?


          I don’t know why this material touched your delicate mental organization so much, but, imagine, no - this mistake was not discovered by me.

          The period of China's sharp rise is coming to an end, and the West did not even think to be in decline. And Beijing has already begun to pay for its strategic mistakes.

          Do you think we are all idiots here, or what?


          No way. There are a lot of interesting and educated people at the Military Review.

          an unconvincing attempt to hold a session of cheap anti-Chinese propaganda here


          And you have an unconvincing attempt to pass off wishful thinking.

          All the best, Comrade Nazar, and do not forget to take chamomile tea and valerian - they help calm your nerves)
          1. Nazar
            Nazar 5 May 2021 12: 41
            +1
            Anzhej V. - Your blatant lies "hurt" me. Give at least one figure of China's "not rising"? In the economy, science, in space, finally - there are no such figures, only growth, it means that you are "lying".
            And there is enough of this in the article - about the rude statements of Chinese leaders ... You have not confused anything - eh? Who called our president on TV a "killer" - Chairman Xi, or is it Biden?
            Also - a quote: "a kind of deliberately logically erroneous argumentation based on the opinion that the majority is right" - who did you copy this text from? Themselves then at least realized what they printed? Or do you not know that, in general, the entire democratic organization of society is based precisely on the recognition of the "rightness of the majority" - direct elections to power, for example. Is this a "mistake" for you too? They destroyed, one might say, democracy, as a phenomenon in one phrase - well, one word "analyst" laughing
            1. Anzhey V.
              5 May 2021 13: 37
              -2
              Nazar, spare your childish attempts to insult me. It looks very pathetic and stupid.

              Give at least one figure of China's "not rising"? In the economy, science, in space, finally - there are no such figures, only growth, it means that you are "lying".


              You are looking at a showcase of Chinese achievements and do not understand the process of their emergence. The PRC is completely and completely dependent on foreign sales markets. A successful process of liquidation in Africa, Asia and the Middle East has been going on for several years.

              What will happen next is an open question.

              You do not know that, in general, the entire democratic organization of society is based precisely on the recognition of the "rightness of the majority"


              You are a very illiterate person, Nazar, and you boast about it.

              However, I did not expect anything else from the paid Chinese provocateur, which you are.
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          2. Liam
            Liam 5 May 2021 14: 08
            +3
            Quote: Anjay V.
            Beijing has already started paying for its strategic mistakes

            Coronavirus is one of the nails in the coffin of Chinese ambitions. In addition to the history of the emergence of this virus and the spread of China in the first months of the pandemic, the US and EU were unpleasantly surprised by their total dependence on China in the field of medicine. The same masks, for example, were produced almost exclusively in China.
            Last summer, the EC decided to completely withdraw all production in the medical, food and chemical spheres from China within a few years. And without delay. For example, a prerequisite for the procurement of vaccines from the corona is their production in the EU. And it is no coincidence that Chinese vaccines are almost nothing is heard. Somewhere on the sidelines of the third world only.
            Attempts to blackmail and swindle at the beginning of the pandemic will cost China dearly
            1. Anzhey V.
              5 May 2021 14: 12
              -1
              Among other things, I will add that at the beginning of the epidemic, China began a real bombing with sanctions - and suddenly discovered that this had no effect, except for the intensity of anti-Chinese rhetoric.

              As a result, even countries that are neutral to China are beginning to support the anti-Chinese alliance.

              Whatever you say, Beijing does not know how to play for the future.
              1. Aleksandr21
                Aleksandr21 5 May 2021 17: 22
                +2
                One thing is clear - the PRC began its march around the world, relying on the erroneous thesis that China is on the rise, and the West is heading towards inevitable decline.


                The author, and what is the erroneous thesis? The fact that the West has reached its peak and is going downhill is a fact, the development of technology has slowed down, the economy is no longer growing at such a pace, and during periods in general, bubbles in the financial market burst (remember the same 2008), the population (structurally) is changing very much, not I will say for the United States (they have always traveled on migrants), but old Europe has changed a lot ... 2021 brought a lot of wonderful discoveries, the storming of the Capitol, in 2000-2010, could you imagine that? Now let's look at Asia (not only China), it is on the rise, the standard of living is growing, the economies are developing and the center is shifting from the West to Asia, and the outflow of investment from the West towards Asia (and specifically China) confirms this. So your statement is very controversial ....

                Among other things, I will add that at the beginning of the epidemic, China began a real bombing with sanctions - and suddenly discovered that this had no effect, except for the intensity of anti-Chinese rhetoric.

                As a result, even countries that are neutral to China are beginning to support the anti-Chinese alliance.

                Whatever you say, Beijing does not know how to play for the future.


                Is it China that does not know how to play for the future? But what about the free trade zone in Asia?

                China, Australia, Japan and 12 other countries in the Asia-Pacific region have formed the world's largest free trade zone. The agreement was signed on the sidelines of the online summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)


                and what, someone refused to trade with China? An anti-Chinese alliance? Or maybe in South America, Africa or the Middle East, someone has given up on trade and interaction with China?
            2. gsev
              gsev 6 May 2021 13: 47
              0
              Quote: Liam
              The coronavirus is one of the nails in the coffin of Chinese ambitions.

              The 5000 deaths from the coronavirus in the PRC versus the 600 deaths in the United States is probably an indicator of the effectiveness of the Chinese political system.
              Quote: Liam
              For example, a prerequisite for the purchase of vaccines from the corona is their production in the EU. And it is no coincidence that almost nothing is heard about Chinese vaccines. Somewhere on the margins of the third world only.

              Unlike Russia, the PRC is not trying by any means to push its products into unfriendly countries. And that's very smart. Russia, trying to certify a vaccine in the Czech Republic or Slovakia, only bears direct losses, and the use of "Sputnik V" will only save the manufacturers of weapons for the Armed Forces of Ukraine from death, disability and disability .. The PRC sells the vaccine to, for example, Turkey and has clean money. As far as I know, the PRC agreed to produce Russian vaccines. That is, in the near future, China will be able to raise the quality of its vaccines to the required level. And now no one knows what a high-quality vaccine means? First of all, safety or efficacy for all, including new stamps, to the detriment of side effects and durability of immunity? Or the ability of the state to suppress the emergence of an epidemic using sanitary methods. ...
      2. Hwostatij
        Hwostatij 5 May 2021 12: 01
        +1
        Who is it clear why is it clear?


        Anyone who is even slightly interested in international politics.

        For example, I'm interested. But it's not at all clear to me. Maybe you will condescend to the audience, give a couple of arguments?
        Do you have something with which you could refute them?

        In any case, I can give counter-arguments. But the problem is that you did not even bother to somehow substantiate your statements, apparently considering them an axiom.
        There are practically no particular conclusions or theses in the article. It consists almost entirely of chronicles.

        For example, what do you think ?:
        One thing is clear - the PRC began its march around the world, relying on the erroneous thesis that China is on the rise, and the West is heading towards inevitable decline.

        If the facts offend you, this is completely different, comrade. This is your bias.

        No, comrade, facts do not offend me. I do not like it when they try to pass off extremely controversial theses as facts in such a peremptory manner.
        1. Anzhey V.
          5 May 2021 12: 10
          -4
          For example, I'm interested.


          Toaarish, so maybe you should have started with this? I am always ready to discuss with joy, but I do not like at all when accusations begin to pour on me outright.

          For example, what do you think ?:

          But the problem is that you didn't even bother to somehow substantiate your statements, apparently, considering them an axiom


          And these are not my personal statements. People who are better than me have been talking about the sharp drop in Chinese influence due to excessive aggression for several years now - the respected Luttwak even has a whole book dedicated to China.

          And yes, I have no technical ability to inflate the article. This material was written as a "prequel" to a new series about the PRC.

          I do not like it when they try to pass off extremely controversial theses as facts in such a peremptory manner.


          Dismiss, but this is your personal perception. I do not convince anyone of anything.
          1. Hwostatij
            Hwostatij 5 May 2021 12: 20
            +2
            I am always ready to discuss with joy, but I absolutely do not like it when accusations start pouring in on me.

            At any rate, I try to give reasons to support my claims. So far, you are not particularly sinning with this.
            Dismiss, but this is your personal perception.

            Judging by a number of comments under the article - not only mine.
            I do not convince anyone of anything.

            Then why did you publish it?
            1. Anzhey V.
              5 May 2021 12: 28
              -4
              At any rate, I try to give reasons to support my claims. So far, you are not particularly sinning with this.


              I'm glad for you. And where, I repeat, are my personal statements that require confirmation?

              You yourself invented, you yourself accused, you yourself rejoice in your righteousness.

              Judging by a number of comments under the article - not only mine.


              This is quite natural. People in our country perceive China as a natural ally and successor to the cause of the USSR. Hence the reaction.

              Then why did you publish it?


              Wrote above.
              1. Hwostatij
                Hwostatij 5 May 2021 12: 36
                +1
                And where, I repeat, are my personal statements that require confirmation?


                For the third time I will give you your own quote:
                One thing is clear - the PRC began its march around the world, relying on the erroneous thesis that China is on the rise, and the West is heading towards inevitable decline.

                This is quite natural. People in our country perceive China as a natural ally and successor to the cause of the USSR. Hence the reaction.

                Another extremely controversial statement.
      3. volodimer
        volodimer 5 May 2021 13: 50
        +3
        The aggressive rhetoric of the new leadership affected absolutely all spheres of the life of Chinese society, domestic and foreign policy. The PRC unilaterally proclaimed itself a superpower and began to advance its interests mainly by force.

        China unilaterally proclaimed itself a superpower? Come on, de facto China is.
        The thesis that "China is on the rise, and the West is heading for inevitable decline"it may be wrong and is for you personally, but it is supported by facts. Therefore, it is a fair reproach of bias.
        It is not up to us to decide which option of diplomacy China should choose. But sometimes we wanted our diplomacy to be tougher. The resources for this are not the right ones. But China can already afford to send American mongrels and speak with opponents from a position of strength. Since the turn of the century, only the states have spoken so. And now this hegemony has been broken.
    3. Nazar
      Nazar 5 May 2021 11: 50
      -3
      Hwostatij - Article "paid for", attempts to put China in a black light in front of the people of Russia are well paid, which means that there will be a lot of such articles. The leit-motive of such writing, somewhere obvious, somewhere veiled, but always the same: "China is a threat for Russia, but with the" West "it is urgent to" put up ", in the sense of giving up. but it can influence some part of the population.
  2. Ross xnumx
    Ross xnumx 5 May 2021 04: 56
    +1
    It is difficult to say what exactly the PRC is guided by in promoting such unconstructive methods of dialogue. China is increasingly resorting to inadequate use of force and propaganda, but less and less achieves its goals, simultaneously destroying all the previously built levers of "soft power".

    There is nothing complicated in China's actions. Before answering the article, I want to suggest:
    Why the Chinese will never take over the world.
    https://matveychev-oleg.livejournal.com/326010.html
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    China is advancing in the world by trial and error. Basically, it is guided by the principle:
    If you sit on the river bank for a long time, the corpse of your enemy will surely float by.
    In 1969, they tried to seize territory on the banks of the Ussuri. Having got in the teeth, they no longer rock the boat, but the sediment remained. And the movement of parts of the 45th Motorized Rifle Division along the railway along the Moscow-Beijing route, imitating the redeployment of troops, continued for several years (until the mid-80s). And interestingly, the disputed territories in 1969 were still transferred to China.
    Questions: "What conclusions did the Chinese leadership make after that?" и "Why is the Russian Federation slowly and surely hooked on Chinese goods and sits tightly on them at the present time?"
    And so all over the world. The existing Chinese diaspora in every (EVERYONE !!!) capital city and major cities around the planet suggests that these are not altruists who have come to admire the beauty and landscapes. This is the most common fifth column.
    The narrow-mindedness of Chinese thinking is confirmed by the Chinese language:
    Zhonghua Zihai Dictionary (中华 字 海 zhōnghuá zì hǎi), published in 1994, includes 85 characters.

    There are about 500 words in Russian. But the words that are most often used are only 000 to 2000.
    But this did not prevent the Chinese leadership from determining its tactics (foreign policy) in relation to Russia. It is primitively simple. This tactic is based on the person's needs to eat and dress. This is how Russia is made more dependent on Chinese goods. You have no idea how much.
    And there is experience in fighting Russia with weapons or whatever missiles China will not use. In addition, it is better to sit on the bank of the river and wait than to swim with "rags" along this river.
    1. Hwostatij
      Hwostatij 5 May 2021 05: 27
      +1
      This is how Russia is made more dependent on Chinese goods.

      Quite controversial. It is generally accepted that at this stage of the development of the world economy, in principle, anyone can produce anything - a matter of time, costs, and, most importantly, sales markets. Everything that is really critical for the country's existence - food, medicine, energy and weapons - is produced here. What does China produce that we cannot exist without, or, at least, we cannot find from another manufacturer at a price, perhaps a little higher?
      In addition, it is better to sit on the bank of the river and wait than to swim with "rags" along this river.

      But China has already joined in an active scuffle with the United States. Chances of it at the moment are not bad, in my opinion, but who will float there in the end is a dark matter.
      1. IS-80_RVGK2
        IS-80_RVGK2 5 May 2021 06: 52
        +3
        Quote: Hwostatij
        food, medicine

        And that we already have a complete set of everything from seed, breeding material, chemicals, agricultural machinery and other processing equipment? And with medicines a complete package in terms of components and equipment for production? I read from time to time that this is not so. We are more dependent on China as a sales market and a temporary ally against the United States.
        1. Hwostatij
          Hwostatij 5 May 2021 08: 26
          -4
          And that we already have a complete set of everything from seed, breeding material

          Not yet, but work in this direction is very active. If anything, we won't die of hunger now.
          chemistry, agricultural machinery and other processing equipment

          Yes, everything is normal here.
          And with medicines a complete package in terms of components and equipment for production?

          There is no complete autarchy, but in the main positions we fully support ourselves.
          We are more dependent on China as a sales market and a temporary ally against the United States.

          In both, China's dependence on us is much greater.
          1. IS-80_RVGK2
            IS-80_RVGK2 5 May 2021 08: 38
            -2
            Quote: Hwostatij
            If anything, we won't die of hunger now.

            So we did not die in the 90s either.
            Quote: Hwostatij
            Yes, everything is normal here.

            Exactly? Can you give us some proofs on the topic?
            Quote: Hwostatij
            There is no complete autarchy, but in the main positions we fully support ourselves.

            Proofs are also desirable.
            Quote: Hwostatij
            In both, China's dependence on us is much greater.

            An extremely dubious statement. If only because in the North Korean regime we will not be able to pull it long.
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              1. IS-80_RVGK2
                IS-80_RVGK2 5 May 2021 12: 20
                -2
                Quote: Hwostatij
                Banter, as I understand it? Has nothing changed in terms of production / consumption and export / import?

                Why banter? In the 90s, mass deaths from hunger were not observed.
                Quote: Hwostatij
                -for medicines. Slightly old, but looking too lazy

                Olezha Makarenko always has everything wrong, he is still a manipulator.
                I found material for 2019. There they noted high growth rates of the pharmaceutical industry, with their gradual slowdown due to saturation of the domestic market, dependence on foreign components and problems with innovation.
                Quote: Hwostatij
                For plant growing. 2/3 of our market is planned for 5 years to grow by another 1/4. Also not entirely new.

                Already from the title it is clear that there is a permanent overmastering of domestic seeds. I have been watching this epic for many years. And this is sad.
                Quote: Hwostatij
                And in the event of war and cataclysms, the stability of the state is very high

                This is an extremely erroneous opinion. We now have a situation like in the Republic of Ingushetia at the beginning of the last century.
                Quote: Hwostatij
                What exactly is meant?

                If there is no China, we simply will not survive. When we are imposed with sanctions, as North Korea's bourgeois patriots will run tomorrow to overthrow Putin and surrender in the forefront. And the people are already angry, what will be the next big question.
                1. Hwostatij
                  Hwostatij 5 May 2021 12: 30
                  -3
                  Well, listen, if you criticize my sources - please, bring your own.
                  And in the event of war and cataclysms, the stability of the state is very high

                  This is an extremely erroneous opinion. We now have a situation like in the Republic of Ingushetia at the beginning of the last century.

                  Can you decipher it? I see little in common.
                  If there is no China, we simply will not survive. When we are imposed with sanctions, as North Korea's bourgeois patriots will run tomorrow to overthrow Putin and surrender in the forefront. And the people are already angry, what will be the next big question.

                  Firstly, we are not going to fight on 2 fronts anyway. Our current policy is to be friends with China against the United States.
                  Secondly, they have been imposing sanctions on us for 7 years, and Putin is not overthrown for some reason.
                  1. IS-80_RVGK2
                    IS-80_RVGK2 5 May 2021 14: 04
                    0
                    Quote: Hwostatij
                    Can you decipher it? I see little in common.

                    Poverty of the bulk of the population, problems with medicine, problems with the education system, the poor state of industry where certain industries were ditched in the 90s and during the breakthroughs without swinging, leftist sentiments that are partially and right that the right decommunizers cannot overcome, the lack of a systemic state policy for many years. At the same time, there is still a weapon, which was not at the beginning of the century, a shitty demographic situation which was not then, slowly emptying regions, near-zero GDP growth.
                    Quote: Hwostatij
                    Our current policy is to be friends with China against the United States.

                    I know. I watched many years of throwing between west and east in an attempt to build Europe from Lisbon to Vladivostok.
                    Quote: Hwostatij
                    Secondly, they have been imposing sanctions on us for 7 years, and Putin is not overthrown for some reason.

                    Overthrowing Putin is the favorite pastime of shkoloty from bulk, runaway oligarchs and other hereditary professional liberals on the salaries of the Kremlin and the State Department. And of course this is bullshit. It's not about Putin, it's about the system.
                    Quote: Hwostatij
                    Well, listen, if you criticize my sources - please, bring your own.

                    Come on. I hope you are not Olezha Makarenko, do you? I am extremely tired of him with his demagogy, so I did not read all the sources that are connected with him in advance, but I condemn.
      2. Ross xnumx
        Ross xnumx 5 May 2021 06: 53
        0
        Quote: Hwostatij
        But China has already joined in an active scuffle with the United States.

        Yes, in comparison with China, the Russian (and before that, the Soviet army - since the days of Vietnam) is in a state of local military conflicts with the United States.
        As for the "clashes" between the PRC and the United States ... That is how they were expressed in the well-known "Chinese warnings".
        As for the plans for the "invasion of Russia", just be curious, I, a resident of Siberia, became very curious:
        1. Hwostatij
          Hwostatij 5 May 2021 09: 31
          -3
          Well, Mr. Mikhalkov, as a source of information - yes wassat ... Its liquid chipping alone is worth it.
          1. Sidor Amenpodestovich
            Sidor Amenpodestovich 5 May 2021 10: 35
            0
            Quote: Hwostatij
            Well, Mr. Mikhalkov, as a source of information - yes

            All according to secret documents!
      3. Ingvar 72
        Ingvar 72 5 May 2021 07: 03
        +1
        Quote: Hwostatij
        Everything really critical for the existence of the country - food, medicine

        You are right in arms and energy, but not in drugs. About 70% imports.
        Food independence is very relative, and about 70% of seed and breeding material is imported. We are not 100% dependent on wheat seeds alone.
        We have no light industry at all, the market is entirely behind China. For electronics, the same, heavy industry every year also goes to China. We produce almost nothing.
        All this is easy to check by going to the sites All tools, M Video, and go to any store.
    2. unknown
      unknown 5 May 2021 06: 44
      -5
      There is a well-developed historical theory within the so-called structural horoscope. The author has a physical and mathematical education, does not rank himself as an astrologer.
      According to this theory, Russia is an Empire (at this historical stage), and the United States and China are Totalitarian Doubles who seek to take the place of the Empire.
      In fact, like Schwartz, in his fairy tale "Shadow".
      According to this theory, the Empire always wins. The doppelganger can only win a tactical victory, but will still lose as a result.
      In fact, the Doubles follow the path of the Empire.
      In the United States, now is the time of Chernenko.
      In China - the times of Brezhnev, the peak of "developed socialism".
      What happened next, everyone remembers ...
  3. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 5 May 2021 06: 03
    +5
    Beijing's attention is enough for everyone - at various times, a slight shock was caused by statements by Chinese diplomats not only in Europe, North America and Australia, but even in such exotic countries as Kazakhstan, Iran, Pakistan, Brazil and Singapore.
    Since when has Kazakhstan become an exotic country and for whom? China believes that today it can make harsh statements in response to rather unfriendly ones from the other side. And this is his right, tk. the economy is strong, the army is rearming itself and is already a real threat (the disadvantage is the lack of combat experience, but this is a matter of time).
    1. IS-80_RVGK2
      IS-80_RVGK2 5 May 2021 06: 54
      -1
      Quote: rotmistr60
      Since when has Kazakhstan become an exotic country and for whom?

      Since 1991 for citizens of the Russian Federation.
    2. Anzhey V.
      5 May 2021 10: 54
      -3
      China believes that today it can make harsh statements in response to rather unfriendly ones from the other side.


      Unfriendly statements towards China began after China considered it prudent to stoop to threats and blackmail.

      Unfortunately, you, like many people in our country, do not know the chronology of those events ten years ago.

      And this is his right, tk. the economy is strong, the army is re-equipping and is already a real threat


      This is not the Cold War, and there are a number of other factors.

      So far, Beijing has successfully achieved the fact that even friendly countries are beginning to form an anti-Chinese coalition. This process will not be fast, but the flywheel has already begun to spin.

      How it all ends is an interesting question.
      1. rotmistr60
        rotmistr60 5 May 2021 11: 45
        +1
        Unfortunately, you, like many people in our country, do not know ...
        Author, I have been living on the border with China for 67 years with a short break, I communicate with the Chinese and, perhaps to your surprise, I follow what is happening in China and in the international arena in the media. But from your slightly arrogant bell tower, it turns out that I, like many others I do not know... You need to be more modest, more modest.
        1. Anzhey V.
          5 May 2021 12: 04
          -1
          Captain, I have no arrogance.

          I just know very well what they write in our media, and how much the situation differs from their statements. That's all.

          I did not want to offend you in any way, so if you saw something like that in my words, I assure you, it is not so. I am open to dialogue and I have not the slightest desire to poke someone here.

          If you have a story to tell, given the geography of your residence, I will be happy to hear it, it’s interesting for me.
  4. Lech from Android.
    Lech from Android. 5 May 2021 06: 08
    -5
    Compared to US policy, Chinese policy is simply peaceful.
    China does not unleash wars around the globe, does not destroy millions of people, gaining benefits for itself (unlike the United States and Europe) ... so the author, to put it mildly, pulls an owl onto the globe trying to make some kind of demon out of China.
    The blue dream of the United States and its allies is to drag China into some kind of war and warm their hands on it, but the same dream is also in relation to Russia ... trying to make Russia and China quarrel as much as possible.
    And the author's conclusions fully fit into the wishes of the US State Department.
    1. Stas157
      Stas157 5 May 2021 06: 32
      +12
      Quote: Lech from Android.
      China does not unleash wars around the globe, does not kill millions of people, gaining benefits for itself

      I would not idealize China. He skillfully puts others in a very rigid dependence and is unforgiving in his politics. Fools are those who expect an equal relationship with China. To the economically weaker countries, China offers only vassals.
      1. IS-80_RVGK2
        IS-80_RVGK2 5 May 2021 06: 55
        -1
        So it is so, but the author is too much forcing.
        1. Anzhey V.
          5 May 2021 11: 26
          -2
          the author is too much forcing


          Excuse me, but what am I "pumping up" in? A short list of facts?)

          I'm afraid to present your reaction to the article about Chinese hybrid wars)
          1. IS-80_RVGK2
            IS-80_RVGK2 5 May 2021 15: 20
            -2
            Quote: Anjay V.
            Excuse me, but what am I "pumping up" in? A short list of facts?)

            China makes territorial claims. Well, presents what? Japan also presents. Does China make any claims to us? You don't like the rhetoric in China, well, ok. Listen to Biden with his "Putin is a killer." Or the Europeans with their boshiropetrovschina. I kept waiting for some conclusions in the article. Like China will attack us soon. In any case, the whole tone of the article was like that. "The Chinese are coming!"
            Quote: Anjay V.
            I'm afraid to present your reaction to the article about Chinese hybrid wars)

            Will there be a similar venegrette again? "Conclusions, Billy! We need conclusions."
      2. Lech from Android.
        Lech from Android. 5 May 2021 07: 04
        -1
        Fools are those who expect an equal relationship with China. To the economically weaker countries, China offers only vassals.

        Your words to the ears of the US State Department and Brussels officials offering Russia vassal relations. hi
      3. yuliatreb
        yuliatreb 5 May 2021 07: 54
        0
        I am sure that the Russian Federation is also capable of making China even more rigidly and skillfully dependent on the natural resources we have, which they need like air, but not under this government, which squanders what needs to be stored like the apple of an eye and think about future. The resource-based development of the economy is a complete fiasco, and in the future, the death of the state. The Chinese need to give their due, they went the other way, and we all see the result perfectly. From a toothless cowardly boy, they turned into a sassy and confident teenager who will soon become a man, but time will tell whether he has character and fortitude.
  5. Doccor18
    Doccor18 5 May 2021 06: 29
    +4
    As you know, the greatness of a state is hidden not only in military capabilities and economic power.

    China is very big. Its incredible population, together with its gigantic economic flywheel, is capable of more than any other nation in the world. It is now quite capable of living self-sufficient within its territory. The world once voluntarily gave markets to the Chinese industry. Over the decades, Chinese industry has matured and matured, strangling almost all competitors in the world. Only a small fraction of high-tech goods, including weapons, are competitive with Chinese ones.
    Xi and the company understood all this, and there is no longer any need to "lay down and smile" ... We need to go and take over the world. And for this, China has everything it needs: a huge amount of money and almost one and a half billion of its country's patriots. Even the United States does not have this, therefore this superpower will slowly but retreat in front of the "new master of the planet." There is nothing to say about the others, they don't even have money, but with the patriots I was completely strained ...
  6. nikvic46
    nikvic46 5 May 2021 06: 53
    0
    If all countries are easy to read, then China is an unread book. You can read a couple of pages. There are several Sinologists. But they also admit that they know very little about China. Of course, we can give estimates right away, but this will only be superficiality.
  7. Boris55
    Boris55 5 May 2021 07: 33
    -2
    Quote: V. Anzhey
    It is difficult to say what exactly is the PRC guided by, promoting such non-constructive methods conducting a dialogue. China is increasingly resorting to inappropriate force and propaganda, but less and less achieves its goals,

    It doesn't matter how the dialogue is conducted, as long as it achieves the desired goal.
    1. Ingvar 72
      Ingvar 72 5 May 2021 07: 57
      +3
      Quote: Boris55
      if it reaches the desired goal.

      The same can be said about the methods by which China is moving towards its goal. And then many people blame China for copying and stealing technologies. hi
  8. Prometheus
    Prometheus 5 May 2021 08: 39
    +1
    Both a superpower and a power are a state mechanism capable of being active and winning in conditions of systemic competition.

    Does the author read a Russian orientalist? wink
  9. prior
    prior 5 May 2021 09: 31
    +3
    China can afford a lot.
    China has strength: economic strength, military strength, ideology, and political will.
    And which of this set do we have? Ability to Express Deep Concerns?
  10. Cowbra
    Cowbra 5 May 2021 10: 08
    -2
    It is difficult to say what exactly the PRC is guided by in promoting such unconstructive methods of dialogue.

    For example version
    In a way, it resembles Japan.

    ... just not to break someone's spirit. China cannot but develop, it cannot develop under the US decree.
    On November 15, 2020, at an interesting summit of countries participating in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), China managed to organize its own “Chinese European Union”.
    China, Australia, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand and the entire 12-member ASEAN membership announced the establishment of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). Thus, it officially created the largest separate free trade zone on the planet (25,56 trillion dollars of total GDP), covering 82% of world industrial production and almost 30% of the total economy of the planet.

    That's it, you can't come to an agreement here, soft power danced its way. The satellites must also be pulled politically
  11. Johann Klassen
    Johann Klassen 5 May 2021 14: 17
    -2
    Brad, purely "Polish dish"!
    "Wolves" and "Jackals" and "Hyenas" were political "Figures" from the "European Union", especially the newly minted countries from the former "Eastern Bloc".
    The twenty-year American "occupation" and "stupefaction by democracy", the planting of "carrots and sticks", perversions and bestial values ​​on fertile soil, as expected, gave strong and good shoots.
  12. Angry Alt-Right
    Angry Alt-Right 5 May 2021 16: 06
    +1
    What the author wrote is understandable.
    Sometimes countries going through the period of the so-called. "Great Leap Forward" in the economy (and this is a sign of a catching-up economy, based on trends in the spirit: "we want their economy, therefore we use their economic developments") are so carried away by their "rise from their knees" that they forget that the economy, in fact, not that it is self-sufficient.
    Sometimes due to the sales markets that ensure its operation, and sometimes due to the incompleteness of production chains.
    China is well aware that it cannot outplay the West's economy (at least "head-on"), it is stupid due to the fact that sales markets are there.
    So he is trying to act from under the twist: Either he will climb into Africa for lantanoids (well, there are all sorts of kaltans that are used in electronics), then he pumps pocket administrations on the continent in order to have ports outside China (formal bypass of blockages), then he will invest in BLM , so that amers life does not seem like honey.
    They act as they can, taking into account the fact that it is customary to fight against the competitive environment within their country, otherwise China, due to its historical heritage, will receive a lot of small historical Chinas, as it was before the aid of local communists from Stalin, thanks to which China possesses that territorial division, which they still have.
    1. Anzhey V.
      5 May 2021 16: 16
      -1
      Very interesting comment, thank you for writing)
  13. Peaceful SEO
    Peaceful SEO 5 May 2021 17: 15
    0
    Quote: Stas157
    ... At the time of the 2000s, it was impossible to stop the launched flywheel of Chinese economic power - by 2008-2010, it became clear that the pace of expansion carried out by the PRC would grow inexorably, which would naturally put in a critical position not only the superpower in the person of the United States, but also regional powers on all continents.

    And why is there no mention (in geopolitical terms) of another superpower, which has the most powerful army in the world and a non-cartoon hypersound? I'm outraged!

    . China is on the riseand the West is heading towards inevitable decline.

    China is only on the rise, and our superpower has already risen from its knees!

    ... the flywheel of territorial claims was launched, with which all nearby countries began to literally crumble: Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines, Vietnam, South Korea.

    And did anyone give something to the Chinese, well, except for the Russian Federation?

    Who about what, and lousy about the bath
  14. smart fellow
    smart fellow 5 May 2021 17: 19
    +1
    The author is impressed by the Chinese action movies "Wolf warrior" 1,2, "Operation Red Sea" and "Sky Hunter".
    1. Anzhey V.
      5 May 2021 17: 50
      -3
      Believe it or not, I haven't watched any of this, but I hear about most of it for the first time)
  15. Victor Tsenin
    Victor Tsenin 5 May 2021 18: 10
    0
    > a kind of deliberately logically erroneous argumentation based on the opinion that the majority is right

    Logically, it is a more just trend, but in contrast to the dictate of an aggressive minority.

    > China is increasingly resorting to inappropriate force
    To begin with, it is still adequate, because personally I do not remember the epileptic fits of Chinese aggression. Secondly, the world is ruled by power, no matter what the humanitarians and slugs are talking about (I'm not talking about the author and not about the audience, I will note separately).
    Any country / society / individual wants to be strong, to move their ideas, embodying will into matter. Only for this it is necessary to tear, rush and act, here at this stage there is a separation of words with deeds. The PRC wants to act and is acting, which I personally, as a convinced socialist, welcome.
    1. Anzhey V.
      6 May 2021 00: 07
      -3
      but in contrast to the dictatorship of an aggressive minority.


      Good to you, Victor)
      Dictation in any form is not a good thing - however, in this case it was not exactly about that. The CCP presents propaganda as the majority opinion - I wanted to convey this.

      To begin with, it is still adequate, because personally I do not remember the epileptic fits of Chinese aggression


      No wonder this, Viktor - they simply are not covered in our country, they simply do not exist in the Russian information space.

      Second, the world is ruled by power


      Certainly. But China did not even have time to find it, as such, while demonstrating to the whole world absolutely inappropriate behavior - just like the Americans after the collapse of the USSR.

      Force must be able to competently and intelligently use, without turning into a monkey with a grenade.
      1. Victor Tsenin
        Victor Tsenin 6 May 2021 02: 37
        -1
        Kind, dear Anzhej)
        > The Chinese Communist Party presents propaganda as the opinion of the majority - I wanted to convey this.
        Where is it differently, what's with the Communist Party, what's without? No power, no propaganda, out of necessity.

        > they are simply not covered in our country, they simply do not exist in the Russian information space.
        I would be glad to have lighting, at least from your side)

        > inappropriate behavior - just like the Americans after the collapse of the USSR.
        On the one hand, the hegemon, on the other, the colossus, willingly recognizing multipolar existence.

        I agree about the monkey, but the PRC in no way resembles it.

        I had time to familiarize myself with many works on China, Western and ours, I personally communicate with representatives of this nation, it turned out that way, until I agree)

        P.S. About diktat in general, there is nothing wrong when a conventional man with brains dictates his will to other people who have not bothered with such a gorgeous benefactor. As an example, do you think Rozhin has a diktat, or not?
        https://colonelcassad.livejournal.com/6749946.html
  16. Eug
    Eug 5 May 2021 18: 38
    -1
    I have repeatedly met the opinion that the Ukrainian events of 2013-14 were directed clearly by whom
    primarily against China's deep expansion. Whether this is so - I do not know, but the consequences have to be cleared up to this day. By the way, fussing around the MC is another argument ...
  17. Antokha
    Antokha 5 May 2021 22: 44
    0
    I look forward to continuing.
    1. Anzhey V.
      6 May 2021 00: 07
      -1
      I don’t know in what format yet, but it will definitely be, Anton)
  18. faterdom
    faterdom 5 May 2021 23: 20
    0
    A pile of anti-Chinese propaganda.
    Which is the sister of the anti-Russian one.
    The same confectioners bake these "cookies" Nuland.
    As our "partners" from America say: "Because we can!"
    And any sovereign country has the right to the policy that it is able to pursue and defend due to a number of factors that are obvious and understandable. In particular for China, this is economic and military power, an independent civilizational culture, population size, resource base, incl. potential.
    Let's compare, say, with Poland: does it have the same factors? We find out, except for historical ambition and arrogance, and hopes for an older uncle (not the first time erroneous) - nothing!
    And stink - where is China!
    Let's not talk about which Lithuania, or the Czech Republic. These are clearly inadequate with foreign policy, and, as promised, "they will bitterly regret it." I don't even doubt it.
    It always happens - sixes who think they are aces are sacrificed in the name of the interests of real aces. And it never happens otherwise, and even more so vice versa, for the aces to sacrifice their interests for the sixes
  19. Rlptrt
    Rlptrt 5 May 2021 23: 42
    -1
    And with what fright did the author decide that the thesis "China is on the rise, and the West is heading towards inevitable decline" is erroneous? Yes, China cannot yet defeat the United States on its own. But the United States is not eager to fight because China will harm them much more than "unacceptable".
    By the way, the author claims that China makes territorial claims to everyone, having forgotten to mention us, Russia, in a pharisaic way. Shows it to us. But for the time being, "without prior arrangement" siphoning resources and populating the Far East. Understanding perfectly well that he can count on some kind of "friendship" and help only with our leadership. While it sells out. But very soon China will reach the power of a superpower and will not need our support. Then he will start direct aggression towards us. And first of all to us. There will be a new Damansky. Only now we will have nothing to oppose the aggressor.
    The author and many others should realize that China is not our friend. And he never was. That the Chinese authorities are interested in only one question: the prosperity of China. Moreover, in the future, several centuries ahead.
    1. Anzhey V.
      5 May 2021 23: 58
      -3
      The author and many others should realize that China is not our friend


      The author is well aware of this, but for understandable, I hope, reasons he does not openly write.
      1. Rlptrt
        Rlptrt 6 May 2021 00: 28
        -1
        What's so terrible about that? Under the Union, we were not afraid to speak with them in the language of nuclear force. And now there is no strength left, Americanism has bought them. Are we afraid of our own shadow?
  20. Konstantin Shevchenko
    Konstantin Shevchenko 5 May 2021 23: 49
    -2
    Since when are China wolves? As they were rams, they remained. Recently, there are a lot of them and the horns are larger, therefore aggressive. They just forget that the horns are rounded. Only wool was overgrown with the permission of the capitalists (it is also a miracle of the Chinese economy), but there were no fangs, and there will never be. And the wolves, this is the USA permanently hardened, cruel, cunning.
  21. Knell wardenheart
    Knell wardenheart 6 May 2021 20: 22
    0
    Generally speaking, a country that is long and has significant amounts of its own resources, a couple of allies and a huge demography multiplied by good governance is becoming powerful and dangerous, not even militarily or economically, but rather stupidly potentially. The armed forces, the economy, culture, etc. - all these are tools for applying the potential power of the state itself, we can say different nozzles for pressure. There is already sufficient demand inside the PRC, and when the standard of living of the population there still grows - the PRC market may approach a certain autarchy - society will be so huge and complexly organized, the economy will be so large that within these hundreds of millions + the trends of modern production and design - can there will be such conditions when China will be strictly parallel to some kind of third-party sanctions or arms race - it will be able to drag out the arms race without much strain and organize the production of consumer goods of varying degrees of manufacturability, build houses, grow food and make weapons of any complexity. He will not have problems either with the labor force or with millions of scientists - Asians know how to study and know how to work, there selection has been going along these lines for centuries ..
    In this position, China will be a solid ball of potential power, the projection of which will not meet long-term obstacles. The European mentality resists being a small cog in a big colossus, the Asian mentality has perceived this practically as the meaning of life for centuries.
    Strategically, China is a fairly logical ally of ours in the fight against the conditional West, but as we consider what China is like, I would like to ask the question - is our "confrontation" with the West some kind of nasty child's play against the background of what may be the case confrontation with China.
  22. Lara Croft
    Lara Croft 6 May 2021 20: 46
    -1
    The plot of the eastern analogue is rather straightforward, but the message is clear - a brave soldier of the PLA MTR fights with the American special forces and mercenaries of capitalism - and, of course, wins.

    Che are some cool action films .... with a plot .... although after the adventures of Bashirov and Petrov, I want to tell the Chinese: "I don't believe" ....
  23. Oleg352
    Oleg352 16 May 2021 07: 49
    0
    China's tougher rhetoric emerged after the United States and the West lost their last conscience.
    By the way, Russia’s harsh rhetoric has appeared quite recently.