In the Chinese language they have terms about themselves as a people that roughly translate to "us" and "them".
The only thing they really care about is family and order, and they don't give a rats *** what system of government is in charge, insolong as it declares the rules clearly, and lives by them. After that, they will figure it out.
They had a one-party government under the Emperor, and now they have a one party government under the "Communist People's Party".
Back in the day the best job was to be a Mandarin (employee of the crown), which one could get if they were the best at what they did.
Today, the best at what they do get employed by the People's Party.
It's no different from the Emperor days. The Party adapted to what the people expected, as does any leadership wanting to stay in power.
The global Chinese intelligence network is based upon learning *anything* to provide a benefit or an advantage. They are not seeking a territorial advantage. They are looking for a way for themselves to become "The Jetsons" of the 21st Century.
They have done the arithmetic, and know that the world can only support 1.5 billion people at middle-class standards. To them it is a simple process of doing the work to be the ones to get that.
Ultimately they are at war with western bankers.
Last edited by Omicron; Nov 15th, 2011 at 02:20 AM..