America and China: who wins? (We all this).
An amazing thing happened. Russia has to follow the global scene from the ground. On the stage dominated by America and China. Their clash or dialogue will determine the movement of the global world.
Before that Russia? We have our own worries. We have on the agenda public approval autocracy in perpetuity. The irony is that popular approval is worthless if the autocracy ceases to be great! Because Russia dropped out of the League of those who shape the global trajectory. But in this case it is unclear how autocracy can exist sovereign with a broken spine.
Meanwhile, America is not in the best fighting form. Russia is still whining about American hegemony, making it a fixed idea that needs to feed our resentment. In fact, America is trying to get away from their obligations. The output of 15 thousand American servicemen from Germany, and before that the withdrawal of troops from Syria, the decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan limited contingent in Iraq – confirmation of the collapse of the global U.S. presence.
The collapse of the world order – a consequence of America’s refusal from the role of arbiter and policeman. World purchawse over the leadership of the United States, confused, not knowing how to live without a hegemon, which all builds.
What’s the hegemony, if America had fallen into crisis. Everything started to crumble: the economic recession, a deadly pandemic and, finally, racial conflict.
Analysts have long predicted the problem, saying that the American model is degraded. Trump has deepened the crisis, began to undermine the principles on which American democracy. But those who bury America in a hurry. The crisis is the great healer. Changes are impossible without crisis, which exposes the decrepitude of the structure. The crisis that rocked the USA may have been necessary for Americans thinking about change. The great nation has passed through crises in the 30-ies and 70-ies and managed to consolidate, reaching the new level of development.
In the American tradition laid down regulators that protect from the worst – preservation of power through the suppression of the society. This is evidenced by the willingness of Americans to protest that the elite can not ignore, and the failure of the army from turning into a tool of repression. “We’re not a repressive body. We are sworn to protect the right to freedom of expression and peaceful Assembly,” – said the military their President when he tried to force the army to disperse the protests. With this army, there is no fear for the fate of democracy.
China looks more dynamic. The world’s first civilization that formed the state based on meritocracy and rules. In China, the ability of rulers to constrain and bureaucratic efficiency were laid out in the office at that time, as Europe was ruled by monarchs, who considered the state as their property.
At the same time China is a country with a complex humiliation. For a long time, China compensated for the humiliation smart “soft power”. China managed to rise as an economic powerhouse, starting to build the economy based on knowledge and new technologies. Today, China, having the largest worldwide team of scientists and engineers (more than 4 million people), has become an important part of the global scientific and technological hub.
China has succeeded in creeping expansion under the influence of continents and penetrated into the pores of the Western economy, thus displacing foreign campaign from the market. Projects Jinping – “Made in China 2025”, “Chinese standards 2035” and “One belt and one road” means the application for world dominance and the export of the Chinese model.
But China has summed up the impatience. Too early Beijing expressed the desire to become a hegemon. It was too honest Beijing started to impose itself to the world. Here is what Chinese analysts say, independent from Beijing. In order to build “a world order in accordance with the interests of the Communist party”, China is implementing a “militarization, bribing politicians from different countries, taking revenge for criticism of Chinese policy is creating thousands of Confucius Institutes around the world, pays scientists in the United States and other countries buying abroad strategic ports and infrastructure.” Chinese analysts warn: the Chinese leadership “never keeps promises”, “don’t believe in rules, laws and common sense”, “it believes only in force.”
Chinese peaceful expansion was more effective than the Russian attempts to force the world to accept its statehood. China has made the world dependent on its economy, Finance and technology. But emboldened, China took the gloves off and began to act according to the Russian scenario.
Beijing switched to the “diplomacy of the wolf-warrior” to the global intense pressure. The new policy is associated in China with the exploits of the hero of the Chinese blockbuster “the Wolf man”, where lang Feng, Chinese Rambo, smashing enemies around the world.
Australia has become an example that demonstrates the Chinese willingness to retribution. “You want to investigate our liability for coronavirus, says China. – Get back!” By increasing the duties on Australian agricultural products, Beijing has put Australian farmers facing the threat of bankruptcy. Will know!
America goes. China is trying to dig in on the world stage. But everyone already knew, looking at the animated Dragon that his embrace would be suffocating. Realized and shuddered! The world will soon begin to feel nostalgic for American hegemony.
And Russia? Russia in the stalls. Well, that is not in the gallery. Looking to fight giants, we can include brains and to think, whose victory will be for us more profitable. What to us hegemony will be less humiliation. To influence the outcome of their conflict we are unlikely. You need to get used to live with a new balance of power. Will have to realistically assess their ambitions. This is the best: it’s time to do finally their business.
Source: Lilia Shevtsova / Facebook
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