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China is still heavily dependent on exports and has a big economic engine it has to keep running to stay ahead of the masses of people flooding into its cities…as well as the civil unrest that can potentially come from new questions of freedom and a people living under a formerly communist apparatus…
If the Chinese keep growing economically, will we see a rise in nationalism and military self-determination? Saber-rattling?
If they fail economically in an important way, are they strong enough to pose a threat to the U.S. militarily?…(obviously) to their neighbors?
I’m sure there are plenty of people in the U.S. who wouldn’t mind a new cold-war dance partner.
See James Fallows’ Atlantic Monthly site.
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