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Bloomberg: US should learn from, not fear China

(People's Daily Online)

09:49, November 30, 2011

Beijing, Nov. 30 (People's Daily Online) -- A recent Op-Ed column on Bloomberg pointed out that America should learn from China, not fear its rise.

The article gave the opinion that a rising China does not seem interested in war or politics, only economic growth. The Asian country, "undergoing one of the great transformations in human history, should be a source of fascination and study for the United States — not fear."

Some fear is understandable, the article said, in that China already spends more on its military than any country except the United States, yet the military technology gap between the U.S. and China remains huge.

The article pointed out that the U.S. defense budget of nearly 700 billion U.S. dollars is roughly six times as large as that of China's.

The author agrees with what former Chinese ambassador to the U.S. Zhou Wenzhong once said that American military officers are exaggerating the threat from China.

"Being vigilant doesn't mean that we always have to assume warlike intentions on the part of other major powers," he wrote. (Li Zhenyu)


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PD User at 2011-11-30122.72.0.*
what a bold headline!
MJ at 2011-11-30122.72.0.*
The U.S. media have been over exaggerating China"s threat in military!
Nic at 2011-11-30175.141.35.*
"The article pointed out that the U.S. defense budget of nearly 700 billion U.S. dollars is roughly six times as large as that of China"s.The author agrees with what former Chinese ambassador to the U.S. Zhou Wenzhong once said that American military officers are exaggerating the threat from China."This is what troubles the world now. 99% of Americans have risen to against the Bankers in Wall Street, they should go after the War Merchants who are scare-mongers and drive their polticians to frenzy spending big on weaponary and trying to put others down. Why spend heavily and develop deadly advanced weaponry to fight "enemies" when so many are unemployed and down-troddened now? Use the money for some useful purposes. Come on 99%, direct your anger at the War Merchants.
Richard at 2011-11-3060.53.49.*
America should learn from China<Wow, how flattering. Must have given an orgasm.
PD User at 2011-11-3076.124.224.*
NOT ONLY U.S MILITARILY EXAGGERATING CHINA THREAT , THE WORST IS THEM LYING . US WAR FREAK MILITARY AND INTEL AGENCY HAVE BEEN IN OFFENSIVE MODE BY WAY OF FAKE ACCUSATION AGAINST CHINA. THEY ARE A BUNCH OF LIARS.
  

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