Originally Posted by jequirity
I should have been more specific i guess, China is definitely a rising economic power and its importance as a country is gonna increase even more. This way its gonna have more influence on the world possibly rivaling the US, maybe even surpassing it in the far, far future. Businesses will want to invest even more in China, so countries will want to be on a more friendlier footing to get that business. In the future China will be an extremely important country that will have a lot of clout on the world stage. I do hope by this point though, that China will have improved its human rights record, closed the income gap between its urban and countryside citizens and become a more open country. This is just a physicists point of view though, i'm no economist or anthropologist etc
Does that include bullying its neighbors and taking over lands that do not belong to them. If the islands lay in between China and another nation, shouldn't they try to resolve it diplomatically (since they are all for diplomacy in the Iranian nuclear issue even though it is far worse than mere islet disputes), or at least compromise?