Is the Chinese regime ready for Global leadership?

Ambrose Evans-Pritchard posed the following question – “Who really thinks that China’s half-reformed Communist regime is ready for global leadership?”

Link http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/finance/ambroseevans-pritchard/100001459/dollar-hegemony-for-another-century/?utm_source=Telegraph.co.uk&utm_medium=TD_dollarrules&utm_campaign=Finance2210

 

USA

China

Has supported or currently supporting Islamic terror groups/freedom fighters?

Chechen

Uighar

Iranian Sunni

Not known, paradoxically China has been known to support Islamic governments.

Invaded Afghanistan

Yes

No

Spending $400 for a US gallon (3.8l) of petrol in Afghanistan

Yes

No

Shares border with Afghanistan

No

Yes

Invaded countries in the last Century to expand political influence.

Yes – Panama, Cuba, Grenada, Haiti, Haiti, Lebanon, Vietnam etc

No – Tibet is a special case in that there is legal argument that Tibet was once part of China.

Has over 100 thousand troops occupying Oil-rich nation.

Yes

No

Bombed countries that it has never been at war with in the last century.

Yes (At least Laos and Cambodia)

No

Used to managing Billion plus population.

No

Yes

Expanded political influence by diplomacy alone

Some

Yes

Has fought border skirmishes in last 100 years.

Yes – Mexico

Yes – India, USSR and Vietnam

Has Capital punishment for financial malfeasance

No

Yes

Has had double digit or near double digit growth in their economy over the last ten years?

No

Yes

Banks owned by the people

No

Yes

Banks subsidised by the people

Yes, Government (taxpayers) lends money to banks at 0% interest and borrows it back at 2%.

No

Winners of Nobel prizes in Economics living in the country

All the winners of the prize except one in the last ten years are resident in the USA.

Zero

Had terror incident at last Olympic games?

Yes – guilty party caught years later by rookie cop

No

 

When I reflected on the above question, I came to the startling conclusion that the Chinese leadership may actually be better qualified for global leadership than the USA.

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