china the member, what do you think, does China have the ability to overthrow the USA as our world's super-power?
We all know rate now the United States of America is the world super-power, but it won't be like that forever, historically all powers fall.
But maybe capitalism will make that different... who knows.
Never been to China, would love to travel there.
Anyways to me China the nation, doesn't treat their people well (human rights), is not very democratic.
Also the importance on men over woman really angers me. It makes my heart sink to think of all those chinese woman who abort their babies when they find out they are female, because they want a male.
And parents can't have more than 1 child right? So abortion and child limits irrirate me very much. But China's population is lowering, isn't India close or is the biggest nation now?
I worry about the enviroment, China is not clean with their growing economy.
And they have a rising middle class, driving cars...
Anyways the politics and that I have trouble with.
The people: GREAT! I think Asian immigrant to Canada or the US are the best immigrants, they strive to learn the language and make something of themselves with education.
Although in hick Manitoba Canada, the only Chinese person I see weekly, is the family who owns the town's chinese restaurant!!
People put that stereotype that you guys are smarter than the rest, I don't believe that.
I believe the culture is morally and ethically INTACT, and their is great importance and value on education to your people.
So as far as superpower, if the United States, Canada, Europe, continue down our ethical and moral decline (which is already happened but getting worse), and China continues to stay morally and ethically strong, then I think they could become the next world power.
I think ethics and morals have alot to do with world powers.
The Romans started the Republic, and had a great code of values.
The Greeks started democracy, and also had a strong code of ethics.
When the United States was founded it was founded on strong values, but those values are crumbling to the ground.
China has strong values, and I think they are slowly emerging as our world's next power.
And as long as they fix up their enviromental practices, I have no problem with them becoming our superpower!