What America gets wrong about China and the rest of Asia

What America gets wrong about China and the rest of Asia

Read more at BigThink.com: Follow Big Think here: YouTube: http://goo.gl/CPTsV5 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BigThinkdotcom Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigthink We instinctively use the lessons of European history to explain Asia’s future, and it is incredibly difficult to make the argument that we should look at Asia’s history if we want to understand where Asia is going to go in the future. The most common way that we think about power transitions in international relations is to look at a war between Sparta and Athens from 2500 years ago—the Peloponnesian War in ancient Greece. There, a rising power caused fear in a declining power and they ended up inevitably fighting. Thucydides wrote about this in his famous History of the Peloponnesian War, and almost ever since then what IR scholars and international relation scholars and historians have done is used the example of the Peloponnesian War as the most foundational way in which we think about rising powers: “Rising powers are inevitably ambitious. Declining powers are inevitably fearful and they always clash at some point.” Well, when we get to modern China today the example seems to fit perfectly, which is: China is a rising power, it’s very ambitious; America is a declining power, it’s very fearful; and so at some point there’s almost an inevitable chance that the two are going to come into conflict. And in fact you hear this over and over again. And yet in a way—isn’t it weird to think about a primitive infantry battle between two Greek villages from 2500 years ago that would have any implications for what contemporary modern China, how they’re going to behave today? I mean in a way it seems like quite a stretch. And in many cases I think that simply taking the lessons of history in this way biases us towards looking towards conflict in ways I don’t think actually are necessarily going to play out, particularly in contemporary East Asia. That is, what we do, is we always take European history as the sum of all things, and somehow what happened—again, 2500 years ago in ancient Greece—is going to predict what’s going to happen in modern East Asia. And I don’t think that’s the case at all, especially when we look at how East Asian history worked. If we were to take East Asia on its own terms instead of using Europe to explain Asia—why don’t we look at East Asia? And if we took it on its own terms one thing that we would find is that first of all China is not really rising; China has always been big! Sometimes it goes into a period of decline and then it comes back, and this is more return than a rise, so it’s not anything new to the countries in the region. In many ways what happens is: China’s dominance, China’s massive size has been a fact of life in East Asia for literally centuries, so this is nothing new. So it’s not at all clear to me that we should view this as a “rising power” any more than we would view the United States as a “potentially rising power.” The other problem is if we use East Asian history one of the biggest lessons we would learn from East Asian history is that the dangers that arise to countries in the region are almost always internal, not external. So even for rising and declining powers, the fears or the threats, they are as much domestic as they are internal. So almost every single one of China’s dynasties over the centuries, the Tang, the Ming, almost all of them fell because of internal rebellion. If I‘m a Chinese leader today I‘m as worried as much about internal issues as with external issues. And in fact one thing we know is that China spends more on internal security than it does on external defense. So even now it’s not clear that China’s ambitions are all directed outwards, they’re probably just as concerned about internal. If we look at the United States, if we were to take it the lessons from East Asian history and say “Wow, instead of the inevitable war that Thucydides wrote about, what if we were worried about the lessons from East Asian history, which is the Japanese shoguns all fail from internal rebellion, Korean, Vietnamese dynasties almost all fell from internal rebellion as well? So what would the lesson for today be? Self-inflicted wounds in both the United States and China may matter more than any titanic struggle between them. And in fact if I was to look at the United States today the challenges that we face are far more internal than they are from China. Yes, China and the United States haven’t worked out a totally stable equilibrium. We have things at the margins we have to deal with. Maybe some uninhabited rocks in the South China Seas, maybe some trade disputes, but those are not things that are going to lead to a titanic struggle for global dominance, and I don’t see any war between China and the United States along those lines.

China Trains for Taiwan Invasion in Military Drills That Could Cover Entire Island

China Trains for Taiwan Invasion in Military Drills That Could Cover Entire Island

✅ Top Stories Today - China was set to launch a new five-day set of drills designed to demonstrate the country's ability to make good on its promise to retake the island of Taiwan. China announced the People's Liberation Army (PLA) maneuvers through a notice published Monday by the Zhejiang Maritime Safety Administration, warning vessels to avoid a stretch of sea spanning from Zhoushan to Wenzhou off the coast of the eastern province and north of Taiwan. The exercise, which reportedly comprises an area around the size of Taiwan, was scheduled to last from Wednesday through Monday and, according to one local expert, would send a message to the self-ruling island. "The drill's main objective is to send a serious warning to Taiwan separatists," Chinese military commentator Song Zhongping told Chinese Communist Party newspaper The Global Times. "The PLA Air Force and Navy have been frequently conducting island encirclement exercises. The drill this time will add up and form a military deterrence of high pressure against the Taiwan separatists," he added. ✅ Video/Thumbnail Picture just For Illustration ✅ What do you think of this video? Let us know in the comments below, and in addition, share this on social media. ★ ★ Please support growing channel by the press Subscribe LATEST NEWS 360 here : https://goo.gl/ikBgF5 ★ ★ ★ Read More/Source/Credit(FAIR USE): ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~`~~~~ + We report daily news, the latest news. + We are very pleased to cooperate with other electronic newspapers. + Videos can use content-based copyright law contains reasonable use Fair Use (https://www.youtube.com/yt/copyright/) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ★ CONNECT WITH US ★ ★ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/latestnews360/ ★ Twitter: https://twitter.com/GlobalHotNews24 ★ Website: https://latestnews360today.blogspot.com/ ★ ★ SEE MORE: #latestnews360 1, PRESIDENT TRUMP TODAY https://goo.gl/VG4yia 2, NORTH KOREA NEWS: https://goo.gl/UrFXrS 3, WORLD NEWS TO DAY: https://goo.gl/rZoAP6 #latestnews360 #youtube #breakingnewstoday #breakingnews #presidentdonaldtrump #presidenttrumpnews #usanewstoday #trumplatestnews #latestnewstoday #latestnews #usnews #northkoreanews #DonaldTrump #USAmorningnews THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR WATCHING !

What is life like for people in China today?

What is life like for people in China today?

Edward Steinfeld, Director of the Thomas J. Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University See more videos by Edward Steinfeld and other scholars in "China on the World Stage: Weighing the U.S. Response" - http://choices.edu/resources/scholars_china.php

正在直播:CCTV 中文国际频道

正在直播:CCTV 中文国际频道

主要内容: CCTV中文国际频道提供CCTV-4在线直播及电视播出等服务。中国中央电视台中文国际频道(CCTV-4)是中央电视台唯一一个面向全球播出的中文频道。目标观众是全球华人,特别是居住在海外的华人、华侨以及港、澳、台同胞。 CCTV中文国际频道提供CCTV-4在线直播及电视播出等服务。中国中央电视台中文国际频道(CCTV-4)是中央电视台唯一一个面向全球播出的中文频道。目标观众是全球华人,特别是居住在海外的华人、华侨以及港、澳、台同胞。

[SUPER CHINA] THEN & NOW | FROM ASHES TO PROSPERITY 超级中国崛起

[SUPER CHINA] THEN & NOW | FROM ASHES TO PROSPERITY 超级中国崛起

04:00 CHINA TODAY 12:30 CHINA ON THE RISE CREDITS & DISCLAIMERS: Timelapse China https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOy8uoxVuAiSrxxMxAPDTYQ REVOLUTIONARY FORCE https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaIHnn12ESwvooCVUGSbnCA China Matters https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFjgwGAVYtThJdn2i8F8AWw World War II: China's Forgotten War | PBS America https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsAtrJlPQro PRELUDE: FORGOTTEN ALLY? China's unsung role in World War II. Untold story of China’s devastating eight-year war of resistance against brutal Japanese invasion. For decades, a major piece of World War II history has gone virtually unwritten. The war began in China, two years before Hitler invaded Poland, and China eventually became the fourth great ally, partner to the United States, the Soviet Union, and Great Britain. Yet its drama of invasion, resistance, slaughter, and political intrigue remains little known in the West. Such as horrific events of the Rape of Nanking and the bombing of China’s eastern major cities especially the wartime capital, Chongqing. Relatively few will remember a historical fact that China was the first country to enter what would become the Second World War, and it was the ally of the United States and the British empire from just after Pearl Harbor in 1941, to the Japanese surrender in 1945. Chinese suffering during the war is not in dispute. Some 14 million Chinese died and up to 100 million became refugees during the eight years of the conflict with Japan from 1937 to 1945. Most of eastern China lay in Japanese hands: Shanghai, Nanjing, Wuhan, etc. Many outside observers assumed that China could not hold out, and the most likely scenario was a Japanese victory over China. Nonetheless, China's leader, the Nationalist Chiang Kai-shek, along with his unlikely allies, the Communists, refused to surrender, retreating inland to carry on resistance. This decision greatly changed the fate of Asia.. If China had surrendered in 1938, Japan would have controlled China for a generation or more. Japan's forces might have turned toward the USSR, Southeast Asia, or even British India and Australia. China held down huge numbers, about 70% of Japanese troops on its territory. THE SUPER CHINA RISE: CHINA SET TO LEAD THE WORLD IN SCIENCE Today, China has emerged as a Rising Power only second to the US in almost every aspect. The Chinese are super-sizing science as to uphold China's plans to become a global scientific powerhouse. From building the biggest experiments the world has ever seen to rolling out the latest medical advances on a massive scale and pushing the boundaries of exploration from the deepest ocean to outer space - China’s scientific ambitions are immense. Just a few decades ago the nation barely featured in the world science rankings. Now, in terms of research spending and the number of scientific papers published, it stands only behind the US. China has experienced the strongest growth in scientific research over the past three decades of any country, according to figures compiled, and the pace shows no sign of slowing. China's "awe-inspiring" growth meant it was now the second-largest producer of scientific knowledge and was on course to overtake the US by 2020 if it continued on its trajectory. China far outperformed every other nation, with a 64-fold increase in peer-reviewed scientific papers since 1981, with particular strength in chemistry and materials science. "China is out on its own, far ahead of the pack". Two main factors are driving Chinese research. First is the government's enormous investment, with funding increases far above the rate of inflation, at all levels of the system from schools to postgraduate research. Second is the organised flow of knowledge from basic science to commercial applications. Among other things, China will “lead the world” in producing artificially intelligent hardware as theirs tech industry continues to find breakthroughs in this field, according to a Microsoft executive. Even in the field of Bioscience, data from leading CiteAb suggests that Bioscience research in China is set to overtake the United States by as soon as 2020. The data pulled from CiteAb clearly shows that China is the big winner at the moment. The United States has been the most productive nation in Bioscience research for a long time, but has seen a gradual decrease in output since 2010. China is also set to become the world's most important center for innovation by 2020, overtaking both the United States and Japan, according to a public opinion survey. Only recently China launched both the world's first Quantum Satellite and Quantum Computer, and China is still the current holder of the world's fastest super computer.. China by far is already the world's second-largest economy, after establishing itself as the global workshop for manufacturing. Now it wants to move up the value chain by leading in invention as well.

Most Famous & Best AFRICAN Restaurant In China

Most Famous & Best AFRICAN Restaurant In China

Most Famous & Best AFRICAN Restaurant In China I am still here in Guangzhou and today's episode is about where to eat authentic African food in China

[FMWU] China Yuan Battle, Trump Fights the Fed, SPX & VXX Trades

[FMWU] China Yuan Battle, Trump Fights the Fed, SPX & VXX Trades

China fires back hurting USD, Trump pokes the Fed, SPX and VXX trades expiring today, FXI bear call spread from yesterday is an even better trade today. Watch yesterday's replay on bearish FXI trade here: https://go.topgunoptions.com/replayft

📈The Rise of China, Japan and India's Cashless Society - (XRP World Powered by Ripple - Part 8)

📈The Rise of China, Japan and India's Cashless Society - (XRP World Powered by Ripple - Part 8)

China is on the verge of being a cashless society and Japan is not to far behind. Recently, Ripple's customer and partner SBI Holdings made this statement: Chairman of SBI Holdings – Yoshitaka Kitao, Says the Use and Adoption of Ripple (XRP) Will Be Inevitable In The Future - https://twitter.com/yoshitaka_kitao/status/1019077632493682688 JAPAN🇯🇵: The blockchain conference in Japan was indeed a big blessing for Ripple (XRP) as the chairman and CEO of SBI Holdings – Yoshitaka Kitao, said that in the nearest future, the use and adoption of Ripple (XRP) would increase significantly and become inevitable. He believes that over time, XRP will become a universal standard of digital currency and money. This is because a lot of companies, banks, businesses, organizations, and financial institutions are joining the platform of Ripple for international remittance services. CHINA 🇨🇳: The mobile payments revolution in China has happened with breathtaking speed and scale. In only five years it has transformed daily life in Chinese cities and also laid the foundations for the country’s mammoth financial tech industry, which last year generated revenues of Rmb654bn ($98bn), according to iResearch. Last year, the value of mobile payments in China overtook the worldwide totals of both Visa and Mastercard. Source - https://www.ft.com/content/539e39b8-851b-11e8-a29d-73e3d454535d India 🇮🇳: Today, we are excited to announce that Ripple has expanded further with a new office in Mumbai, India. Navin Gupta has been appointed Country Manager for Ripple India, following two decades in transaction banking, product management and global strategy roles at HSBC and Citibank across the U.S, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan and India. Source: https://ripple.com/insights/ripple-launches-new-mumbai-office-serve-indias-digital-economy/ https://www.xrp.video/subscribe - My codename is Bear and I'm on a mission to help you conduct independent research on Blockchain Technology, W3C, Interledger, Ripple, AI and what it means for you and the world at large. Audio Track (Triumph) - https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music CREDITS: TM & © Bloomberg (2016) Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation Special thanks to the following YouTube Channels: @Crypto Pilot, @Ripple, @Crypto News, @First Look Asia, @CNBC, @Thinking Crypto, @crypto Eri, @CNBC International, @CNN, @TomoNews US, @AsianBoss, & @Bloomberg News FAIR USE: https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fknowyourmeme.com%2Fmemes%2Fyoutube-poop-ytp&redir_token=asCCOSpzINPyiXzF4Z9Tb8CoJdl8MTUzMDEyNjI0NUAxNTMwMDM5ODQ1&v=SzkyYukW8G0&event=video_description YouTube Fair Use: https://www.youtube.com/yt/copyright/fair-use.html#yt-copyright-four-factors. Fair Dealing: http://www.michaelgeist.ca/2012/08/sc... EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation): https://www.eff.org/

Deshhit: China plans China Myanmar Economic Corridor

Deshhit: China plans China Myanmar Economic Corridor

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Philippine Duterte Sells Out to China

Philippine Duterte Sells Out to China

The president of the Philippine Duterte has basically sold out to China their territorial claim and the disputed South China seas in which China has act like Pirates to take over. The Chinese had used a trick out of their wall conquests playbook to fill in Duterte pockets with millions of dollars. Using the concealment our projects as always to money laundry and provide the corrupted money. A poll conducted in the Philippines show that 81% of the Philippine people one China out of the territory but yet the president of the Philippines continues to take millions from the Chinese and sell out his countrymen. See video for more. Many people that come to view the Sixth Seal News Talk channel are disturbed that I don't show my face. I have explained in the past that thousands upon thousands of YouTube creators do not show their face on their YouTube creations. The main reason I do not share my identity is because of my highly controversial commentary and point of view on today's event and news stories. I'm sure you know other hosts and/or creators on YouTube have been threatened, some have been attacked in public, also some have had hostile actions taken against their families. So, for the safety of myself and my family I will remain in the dark and after all the message that I give on my channel is not about me, it is about the message and my attempt to try to remove the blinders of lies and deception which are mainstream fake media continues to put out on our citizens here in the US and globally. I'm sure many people would have donated to the Sixth Seal News Talk and would have become Patreon supporters on a monthly basic if they could identify what I look like. But, the risk are too high and I will not put myself and/or family in perils. I am not a huge YouTube who can afford bodyguards and protection service 24 seven. And the thing is my commentary can be just as highly controversial as what is being put out by these highly popular YouTubers who have the means and capabilities to keep themselves safe. Even though you're not able to provide funding because of your view towards how I identify myself on my YouTube. Be assured that I appreciate you as a viewer and in a perfect world I would not conceal my face I can assure you. So, thank you for your commentary and thank you for you viewing Sixth Seal News Talk. Donation at: https://www.patreon.com/sixthsealnewsandtalk For PayPal please look at the top of my home page for the donation button. https://twitter.com/sixthsealnews @sixthsealnews Support by getting something at the online shop: https://sixthsealnewstalk.threadless.com/designs/lets-make-america-poor-1/mens/classic-t-shirt?color=black Website: http://sixthsealnewstalk.com/ Thank you for your support and God bless James J. Tsidkenu

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