Should the U.S. be worried that China is massively building up their military ri

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  1. Brandon Marhal profile image66
    Brandon Marhalposted 8 years ago

    Should the U.S. be worried that China is massively building up their military right now?

    China is building up their military at a greater rate than Hitler did prior to WW2. China's military is as technologically advanced as ours.

  2. MG Singh profile image76
    MG Singhposted 8 years ago

    China wishes to match the USA.and I am afraid by fighting extended wars and suffering repeated defeats the USA has become like a limping tiger. China and USA will compete and I predict the USA is on a downslide. It better look after its economy with trillion dollars deficit.

    1. mgeorge1050 profile image86
      mgeorge1050posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Exactly correct.

  3. koconutzzz profile image61
    koconutzzzposted 8 years ago

    china has more people but the US has more soldiers. and the US has enough bullets to fire for at least 5 years NON STOP

    1. dashingscorpio profile image83
      dashingscorpioposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      A war with China would be a nuclear war and most likely involve Russia as well.

    2. koconutzzz profile image61
      koconutzzzposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      you are right. im just scared they might have something more deadly up their sleeves not known to the population as a weapon yet. more on the lines of biological weapons, a more silent and efficient way of mass murder

    3. dashingscorpio profile image83
      dashingscorpioposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That's possible. However I would imagine the U.S. has many "top secret" weapons as well. America prides itself on having the best military and most advanced weapons arsenal in the world. Our agencies are always playing "What if" games to prepare.

    4. profile image0
      Dave36posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      If i lived in the states I'd be more scared of your own government, than being attacked by china..Abraham Lincoln spoke of this, & George Orwell & it's called "control"..That's what "all" governments want, full control over you me & dupre

  4. mgeorge1050 profile image86
    mgeorge1050posted 8 years ago

    Absolutely the United States should worry.  China has all but infiltrated our American economy, and they own a ton of US treasury bonds.  They will  need a huge military in place when they show up to take over the US once they own most of it.  Our government (US) has become a joke, and it hurts me so much that I can't be a proud American anymore.  The people should be concerned about China's military buildup, but probably not as much as an American government implosion.  I love America, but I don't like what it has become.

    1. dashingscorpio profile image83
      dashingscorpioposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      We sold them those treasury bonds to finance the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. No country with nuclear weapons wants to go to war with another country that has nuclear weapons. I consider it to be a blessing born in the U.S.A. No place is perfect.

    2. profile image0
      Dave36posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Well from what i gather Britain & the USA are financially bankrupt, & it's actually impossible to pay off the UK's debts..Meanwhile our government continues borrowing 100 billion every year, & continues to sell our major profit making com

  5. junkseller profile image82
    junksellerposted 8 years ago

    I'm not sure where the idea comes from that they are building up their military "massively" or that it is at a rate greater than Hitler's Germany. Yes, their military is expanding, but we are still outspending them by 4-5 times. Nor is their technology the match for us yet. They are several generations behind on many systems.

    It is also important to point out that technology isn't everything. operational experience is extremely important as is how that experience gets rolled back into technology and training programs. China has very little operational experience, whereas, the US has been waging war for decades. There is no substitute for that experience.

    That isn't to say that their military development isn't a concern, but the concern is that at some point they will have the ability to establish regional dominance. There is no concern that they will be able to project power to American territories.

    It is also worth noting that they aren't free from rivals. Japan, South Korea, Russia, and India are all neighbors that have very capable militaries.

    China also has some very serious issues to contend with in the near future. Their demographics are shifting. In a few decades the percentage of their population over 60 is going to double (from 15% to 30%). They have significant environmental and pollution issues to contend with. And they have yet to deal with the growing pains of middle class affluence (greater interest in political liberties, diseases of abundance like heart disease and obesity, etc.) So, they have enough to worry about without waging wars.

    Ultimately, I don't really see any war of China vs anyone. Their success is too heavily dependent on foreign trade. What reason would they have to mess with what is working for them? The military they are building is a military befitting the world's second largest economy. It isn't a military designed to project power around the world (like ours is).

  6. dashingscorpio profile image83
    dashingscorpioposted 8 years ago

    No country with nuclear weapons wants to go to war with another country that has nuclear weapons. The only fear America should have from China is if they stop floating the U.S. dollar. We've borrowed so much money from them to finance the last two wars we've been in. Borrowers are not in a position to make demands.

    1. profile image0
      Dave36posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It's all just a distraction just like the "cold war" was, they keep us worried about china etc while they introduce more laws (anti terrorist act for example)..Then they spend 100's of billions of tax dollars, making all their buddies richer!.

  7. raymondphilippe profile image92
    raymondphilippeposted 8 years ago

    The usa is still the BIG spender. But considering the (economic) growth China is going through i don't think it is strange their spending on military is expending too.
    This doesn't necessarily has to be something bad. But of course it all depends on China's intentions.

  8. profile image0
    Dave36posted 8 years ago

    The USA spends more on their own military, than ALL the other countries in the world put together!....Why does Britain & the USA buy all the cheap shite from China a country with zero human rights, meanwhile their own manufacturing industries go into bankruptcy & unemployment rises?....Then they go around the world, "posing" as the worlds policemen?....50% of British companies are now owned by "other" countries, & their gonna sell the other 50% asap, because Britain just like the states is a business not a country....The people that run the governments by controlling the politicians are the bosses, & we're the workers (slaves)....We work so they can play their game of "power" & "control", & go around the world blowing shit up!..OR, am i missing something here?lol.

  9. FatFreddysCat profile image96
    FatFreddysCatposted 8 years ago

    I doubt they're going to pick a fight with the US. They wouldn't want to antagonize their best customer for the cheap plastic crap they export...

  10. TB Bullock profile image61
    TB Bullockposted 8 years ago

    China's military actually isn't as technologically advanced as the American military, and this will become apparent if you thoroughly examine the nuances and disparities regarding air and space superiority. Despite the widespread and mostly over-exaggerated reports of American economic troubles that are allegedly the result of foreign debt (if you examine these allegations carefully and meticulously, you will see that these conclusions are not usually assembled by economists or individuals who stand to profit from their country being prosperous or even being portrayed as such), China would be in quite the undesirable position if they took a stance allowing a realistic scenario in which they would be cut off from American trade. Should they decide, hypothetically, to risk a conflict involving the use of nuclear tactics, then they would undoubtedly be cognizant of the magnitude of the conflict they themselves would be blamed for causing, which would be the impetus of world war three and the death of their most profitable business association, to say nothing of the end of the civilized world as we know it. In the exponentially unlikely event that China would risk a land war, that would necessarily entail the assembly of a massive force, that would, quite conspicuously, be forced to make their way past the world's largest and substantially most well-equipped navy only to find what is left of the marauding force (if they miraculously made it to shore) at the far end of a ridiculously gargantuan chasm that would be nothing short of a logistics nightmare. Furthermore, in all probability, a self-declared militia (slightly embarrassing,but realistically foreseeable) armed with shotguns and hunting rifles would arise, which would not necessarily be an effective combat unit, but would, at the very least, marginally disrupt cross-continental operations nonetheless. China knows that all of these factors are serious aspects to consider regarding world domination, and it is likely that these reasons, among admittedly unknown others, were key factors in the ultimate decision on China's part to not take military action after a pair of American B-52s brazenly flew through what the Chinese government declared restricted airspace recently. They (China) may build their military up as mightily and expensive as they please, but from a strategic standpoint there certainly isn't anything to fear from this monetary decision, especially if you have the fortune to reside in America.


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