So Your Afraid of China; well maybe there is not a good reason to be. There was a time that everyone in the World was terrified of China with it’s massive population. Imagine China with one fifth of the World’s population that could turn on us. But that was years ago when China was more aggressive, the China of today is more preoccupied with making money than bombs, and besides there are big problems on China’s horizon, problems that you will hear about in the next few years and on the podcasts that I have provided.
Here are 2 podcasts to help you understand why China will not be a global threat, the leaders of China are too afraid of their own populations and self-made problems to cause anyone any harm.
This podcast is from CBC Radio, from the
The retirement crunch. You can’t preoccupy young men in the army, there are too many elderly to be fed.
Last point is that the young in China have greater expectations of the Government than their parents did, and likewise they do not have the fear of their Government like their parents did. In the last year there were more than 1100 mini uprisings, where factory workers stopped production over trouble over labour.
There is a index of social unrest for 2014 provided by the Economist. China is put on a high risk of unrest due to “China must surely be in “Very High Risk”. The problems that resulted in Tiananmen Square have not been resolved and have been exacerbated by catastrophic pollution and a failing economy.”