What’s happening with China?

Crikey readers talk Clive Palmer, China and the foundational texts of Western civilisation.

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  1. Guy Rundle

    Martin

    if you read my article, you’ll see i suggest that the confrontation may well be settled peacefully – i dont think war inevitable, and I explicitly avoided questions of culture etc.
    My point was that sooner or later, global power relations will shift as China’s economy and power grows – and like the US in the western hemisphere, they will be very keen to have regional dominance, for conventional geostrategic reasons.
    Whatever the Vietnamese etc feel about China, I’m not sure they will have much choice in the matter – and if the US insists on maintaining a presence, well, that’s the sort of crisis point I was talking about.
    Unless China becomes the first superpower in history to be comfrotable and relaxed about being encircled by its major rival…

  2. ilolatu

    Western civilisation has no foundation. Being a western society means a being a society in flux. We look back at each decade to see ourselves as living in a different realm.

  3. Sailor

    Guy Rundle, I admire your habit of always answering a critical comment about your journalism.

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