Insecurity of China : Collection thread (study)

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  1. Ind4Ever

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    Insecurity of China : Collection thread (study)

    This thread will contain collection of global articles , reviews , case studies on Insecurity complex deep routed in Chinese people mentality , it's leaders and so their foreign policies.

    Hello friends . There were days which puzzled me why communist party of China has made so many mistakes in their foreign policies till today . Yes . There are many. So I started searching for an answer in Chinese history and modern day China which baffled me . Not one but 100s of articles on how Chinese are insecure due their slavery past and even today as a insecure global power which makes them irresponsible power in Asia.

    To understand my point of view I like to give an example of Chinese modern day foreign policies. To be frank ? Any one with small or large armed forces should put forth a very important element in war to win it . It's called element of 'Surprise' . What Chinese are doing now is to bully it's weaker neighbours to boost it's insecure people and armed forces.

    How many times this has happened and still happening? . But Chinese don't get a point, their idea of bullying to keep its enemies away will back fire by creating even stronger enemies.

    Logic is simple: Once you bully someone & when they stand up to you, You need to act even more aggressively which is to attack and destroy the threat. Or if you want to have dialogue to avert confrontation this trend of standing against your bullying will become their policies towards you thus your main purpose of bullying will fail.

    Today in asian or in indian sub continent China is working as force multiplier which blends and bring all its enemies with different views together and strengthening their 'WEAK' military to arm with advanced weapon systems to take advantage of rusted soviet ripoff weapons which forms more than 70% of PLA armed forces .

    Same can be told to the policies they are implementing with India. Chinese don't want to make it India vs China bout globally . The same insecurity creeps in to Chinese policy to challenge US and west to fortify itself inside a bubble which says " Am super power so don't mess with me ".

    But sadly China and India are more or less equals in terms of Economic Status globally . Once during Indo-China debate a panelist said Global economies ranking Agencies placed Chinese and Indians as Middle-Class country . But the only difference is Chinese are at the top level of the group as Upper middle class and India at the bottom of the table as lower middle class .

    China is in a verge of breaking into upper class status whereas India is in verge of becoming Upper middle class.

    But Chinese establishments are allergic towards this very fact.

    To put it in simple terms for people in Indian subcontinent to understand why China is allergic to compare itself with India, check this example .

    Pakistan cricket team was bashed and trashed by the Bangladesh cricket team.Today Pakistan cricket team is weak and corrupt rotten.
    But, once they play against stronger team but arch enemy India the result might be unpredictable . Same goes for Indian cricket team facing Pakistan in tournaments and playing against Pakistan in world cup which are very different and more intense .

    This is how India China comparison looks. Chinese will be confident of defeating US (blindly or whatever) But a war with next door gaint India will be more unpredictable and unprecedented in terms of warth this war can unleash at each other. As India been a god father of Chinese civilisation from ancient past which is deep rooted in Chinese DNA and superiority complex of Indians when they look at China will boost India's war chest to beat it hard for victory . Even today people in India make jokes on Chinese on how they have developed to make make everything in the world and questions why India can't when Chinese can. This is the way even a poor and socially and economically weak India living in remote part of country will say.

    So this thread will have collection of articles on China's insecurity complex and dangerous game played by China in South China sea and Indian ocean region.
     
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  3. Ind4Ever

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    The Insecure Global Power : China
    By- the diplomat

    http://thediplomat.com/2014/02/china-the-insecure-global-power/

    Faced with growing expectations, China’s foreign policy is actually becoming more insecure.

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    We speak of China now as more assertive, confident and sure of its position in the world. And yet wealth and the hard power that has come with it seem in fact to have made China’s behavior more insecure, not less so. Insecurity above all is the more accurate description of China’s diplomatic character at the moment, rather than a newfound confidence.

    One can see this most easily not in grand geopolitics but on the granular level of China’s relations with regional powers around its borders. Cambodia stands as a kind of bellwether state. During the late Maoist period, it is now increasingly clear, Cambodia did little without leaders in Beijing knowing. In particular, China’s links with the Khmer Rouge leadership from 1975 on were profound and varied. Pol Pot, according to a superb account in veteran journalist Francis Deron’s Le Procès Des Khmers Rouges, visited Beijing secretly three times: in 1966, in 1970 and then, only two months after seizing power, in June 1975. He had his only ever state visit abroad to Beijing in 1977. Mao Zedong would grant Khieu Samphan, the regime’s Head of State, an audience in 1974 before they had even come to power, and Ieng Sary, who was to become Kampuchea’s Foreign Minister, ran what was in effect a liaison office from Beijing from 1971. Andrew Mertha of Cornell University has just written a further account of the immense amounts of Chinese aid that went to the Khmer Rouge regime. In light of this evidence, it is hard to not see Cambodia during this era as almost akin to a client state. No principles of “non-interference in the affairs of others” stopped China from having a huge say in the way the country was run and how it acted diplomatically.

    Four decades later, Cambodia is now a wholly different neighbor. While the main thoroughfare in Phnom Penh is called Mao Zedong Boulevard, the real focus of Cambodians is on business opportunities in Guangdong rather than making political links with stuffy Beijing. And long term Prime Minister Hun Sen plows his country’s own nationalist furrow. Chinese investment and trade are all welcome, but the days of Beijing supremacy are long over. A similar pattern can be seen in Vietnam, Myanmar, the Philippines and Laos. The era of stark choices between friends and enemies fostered by the Cold War has left a region with blurred allegiances and almost constantly changing loyalties. China can search for leverage in vain in this new context, but it knows than even endless amounts of trade, aid, and financial largesse don’t buy much any longer.

    In this context, China’s remaining solid relationships with the DPRK and Pakistan are the exceptions that prove the rule. China as number two in the world is now ironically more isolated than when it was a relatively small player. Having “friends” like the world’s last Stalinist state under its increasingly worrying and capricious young leadership, and Pakistan, riddled with instability and uncertainty, raise the question of why in this sort of neighborhood you would bother having friends at all. But even more concerning is China’s relative impotence in being able to do anything about the DPRK, despite multiple provocations and irritations. The DPRK almost daily shows the limits of Chinese influence over the only country one would expect to see some sort of traction.

    In Chinese politics, being number two in the hierarchy was always the worst place to end up. Mao’s various chosen successors all met sticky ends once they were immediately below him in the pecking line. The same could be said for Deng and his first few choices. Number two is a tough place to be. How ironic, therefore, that diplomatically China is finding out that being the world’s second largest economy and almost universally regarded as a sort of heir apparent to the United States’ slipping great power mantle is like being caught between a rock and a hard place. This expectation of prominence and power by outsiders towards China seems to have made the country even more jittery, even more narrowly focused on relatively small strategic issues like its maritime borders, and even more defensive. The simple fact is that the world is still waiting for a bolder statement from China about what its modern role is. So far no one in the country’s ruling elite has dared to try to articulate this. That, more than anything, is a sign of how profound China’s current feeling of insecurity and uncertainty is, under the bluff exterior of all the nationalist posturing.
     
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    People with higher level of IQ tend to think more and think in longer term, which means they will think about more instead of think nothing, which will make them more aware about the hidden pitfulls or hidden risks in the future, which makes them not so optimical about the future, and which allow them to adjust their plan accorrdingly.

    In a fool's eye, that is called insecurity.

    That's why a wise Chinese saying, called "nan de hu tu", which bascially meanings: you will get a much happier life if you are or try to be stupid.

    Thats why winner-type people tend to be more nervous or INTJ type like Apple's diseased former CEO or many investor wizards.

    And thats why, on average, many poor third world countries have higher happiness rate comparing to richer country:

    Not because they are really have anything to be happy, just because they are not smart enough to think much beyond.

    Simple fact: If you get nothing to think about, you get nothing to worry about then.
     

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