Is it wise to make China militarize?

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  1. yangforward

    yangforward Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    The US keeps sailing guided missile frigates close to the Chinese coast, what is the
    overall objective?

    My guess is China has been so very successful commercially because they don't have
    to spend the huge amounts on 'defense' the US does, and threatening them will
    increase their military budget and slow their economy.

    But maybe my guess is wrong, maybe this time there is a legitimate reason.

    If so, what is it?
     
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    China's been building its military for years, as well as building outposts in the South China Sea on disputed territory.
     
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    I mean it can’t be because China has been expanding their military…. No never….
     
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    It's to remind them that we are still hear and taking tawain or continuing to illegally expand will not go easy for them.
     
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    yangforward Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    United States policy. The United States' One-China policy was first stated in the Shanghai Communiqué of 1972: "the United States acknowledges that Chinese on either side of the Taiwan Strait maintain there is but one China and that Taiwan is a part of China.
     
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    The one China policy was a mistake. We got nothing from it. It was foolish for us to pretend, as we once did, that the government of Taiwan was the only legitimate government of the mainland. Nevertheless, by every important criterion Taiwan is a better country than mainland China. It has a democratic government and a higher standard of living. It even has less economic inequality.
     
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    China is not doing well.
     
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