Is a war between the United States and China inevitable?
If your answer to the questions is “The United States and China are already at war”, you are right. The US and China are at war in different ways and at different levels.
Another more appropriate question could be: Can America and China avoid the trap of a greater more open war?
Should the current course continue, the chance of a war between the two countries in the coming decades is not only possible, but much more likely than you think.
There has been a new caveat added to the geopolitical tension between the two countries. That is, Russia’s new apparent honey moon with the US, or at least between Putin and Trump.
For the past few decades, globalism has attempted to decimate the West while raising the power of the East, because the West, and particularly the United States, is the greatest obstacle to the colonisation planned by those at the head of the pyramid.
Many intellectuals and writer have been warning about the consequences of the rise of the East and the decline of the West.
The subject has stimulated a great number of books, articles and conferences. Gideon Rachman, a journalist for the Financial Times, has written a book called Easternization, referring to the orientalization of the world.
Its central message is that the international ancestry of the Western powers, namely the US and Europe, is coming to an end.
According to Rachman, the center of gravity of world power will reside in Asia and, more specifically, China. Bill Emmot, former editor of The Economist, is also concerned about the fate of the West and so titled his new book.
According to Emmott, “the West is the most successful political idea” and clarifies that it is not a place but a series of social and political concepts, values and conditions guided by the preservation of individual freedom, economic openness and the search for equality and justice for all.
Naturally, the increase in economic inequality that the countries of the West are suffering and the political problems that this has caused concern to Emmott:
“Without an open society, the West cannot prosper, but without equality cannot last.”
Unlike other authors, Emmott does not believe that Asia will displace the West.
The predictions of a China that manages to become a hegemonic power worldwide underestimate the weaknesses of the Asian giant.
They also assume that the difficulties that limit the international influence of the United States and Europe are insoluble and therefore permanent.
But neither the problems of the West are insoluble nor those of China are insignificant.
The reality is that while China’s economic growth is staggering, its social progress indisputable and the modernization of its intimidating military, its problems are equally overwhelming.
Indeed, China problems are at least as significant as those of Europe and the United States. Despite its rapid expansion, the Chinese economy is fragile and is full of mismatches and distortions. This is why the Asian country has invested billions in acquiring land and food all over the world. From Latin America to the United States and Europe.
While China seems to attempt to secure the most basic needs such as food and military presence, the country experiences economic inequality and widespread poverty that has persisted in rural areas for decades.
The country is an ecological disaster where every year more than one million people die from diseases caused by environmental pollution. Despite this fact, globalists give China a distinct position on the world stage as a champion of environmental policy.
Militarily, China is still far behind the United States, which also has a large network of allies in Asia who see China with fear and deep historical resentment.
But perhaps the most important objection to the vision of a China becoming a world leader is that its autocratic model is less seductive and difficult to sustain.
Slowly but surely, Chinese people are finding new ways to corner the Chinese regime and to breathe new life into a country controlled by a dynasty of corrupt, classless and careless thugs.
Keeping hundreds of millions of people subjugated to the designs of a dictator is a route that in these times leads to political instability.
A politically unstable country is not a good candidate to prevail in the conflagrations of a modern world, and it is certainly not a candidate to lead the world.