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International: China’s bid for international leadership

China is moving into the global political mainstream, but is has done so up till now silently. Putting to action a move to become an international leader, China still has a long way to go stressing neighboring nations to do it, there will be alliances mad
China is moving into the global political mainstream, but is has done so up till now silently. Putting to action a move to become an international leader, China still has a long way to go stressing neighboring nations to do it, there will be alliances mad

China should have thrown a celebration for the Tiananmen Square event which occurred in demand for more freedoms. But instead it has stated to fellow Asian nations the need to keep out third parties from becoming involved in Asian affairs. The world has watched the past few years to see China move towards modernization, to become a major source both for internal consumption and outside productions. All done as quietly as possible, because as the public looks deeply into such matters it finds a standard imposed by force and threats which can not be accepted. Those in China are not free, even if the foreign ministry wants people to think there are no dissidents, they exist but are not allowed to speak. A population forced to remain silent while rights are continually disregard, does not allow them to move into the modern world or take a nation there.
The demand for freedom came suddenly, shocking the world but not as much as the response by those in power. The Chinese protesters took the world stage in making demands for change, not accepting it would take time but understanding there would be a reaction. And for the past 25 years there has been reactions, supposed improvements made in governmental and economic restrictions which many around the world had to impose. But with 56% of 20.9 million people used as slave labor, Asia still has a lot to account for. China does not allow for open discussions among it citizens, so we have only the reliance of is public information systems, which does not tell the outside world the truth very much.
China told other nations not to get third parties involved, Asian can remember the past as well, taking note how China wants to regain their once lost ‘westernization’ efforts. Efforts to do so included an aircraft carrier, one bought so quietly it almost wento unnoticed, and now Russia offers natural gas for industry as well. China has also moved into conflict with its neighbors recently Japan, but even more recently Vietnam. The suggestion is easily made, China wants to break out of it current position in Asia, this by pushing against it neighbors interest to increase the conflict there. The world watched as protestors wanted freedom, doing little at the time, and not much later as force labor concerns became known. Now we are watching again, but China does not want to become the global center stage, its actions are based on secrecy.
Modernizing has taught that if one wants to be successful one has to limit the expenses involved. Any public notice of actions, offers to form a resistance to those actions by the amount of public opinion which is developed. China needs both: internal controls for order as well as international funds and resources to complete it ascension to the world stage. But as indicated by its process along the way, it takes a lot of effort and puts pressure on the surrounding nations to allow it this ascension. Unless those other nations want it have a ‘big brother’ type nation in their backyard, they need to put a stop to this. Yet not one alone can do so, this would take a concentrated effort, and alliances outside of Asia, the same type which are offering funding for economic developments in China.
Just as Russia has become aggressive, so will China if its neighbors allow, and by moving quietly there is little noise to awake those neighbors to real intentions. So long as business keep funding new developments in China the international community is offering the economic means to motivate changes. But what direction those changes occur in is still not seen, except by the deceptive means imposed by a government which does not allow even its own public freedoms. If this sets a standard, that government will not allow other regions or cultures to speak either. Moving toward the international stage as a global leader, China has to take on the issue of human rights, but it has constantly shown a disregard for such rights.
The foreign ministry does not want people to think there is anything wrong in China, that people are happy and content. So why are their still reports of abuses in the workplace, and governmental agencies over stepping the authority? It can not all be a matter of western corrupted influences, unless the central government can not control the individuals in the many offices. No, these actions have been going on for too long, and now with China reaching outward they are still not being addressed. Ascending as a regional power has taken time, but it has also shown that China is not capable as yet to stand up in the light of public opinion.
One key reason China lost its empire long ago was the lack of personal motivations for the general public, they were not allowed to gain by developing new resources. Today, if the general public is not allowed to speak out, giving feedback about what is going on, the same will result and this ascension ends. But in the meantime, those nations surrounding China will have to face the extra stress put upon them, which the Chinese central government is even now increasing. And this situation will get out of hand, as those nations protest and call for support from their allies. Just as China is looking for international funding, their neighbors will look for international alliances to counter.

Contact: Michael Pulse Author of: The Truth of Things
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