Why is China always not superpowers?

Jul 2019
71
hongkong
Because the definition of superpowers by Chinese and Westerners is different, I can only have a new post.

the Chinese to understand the superpower as the most powerful country. According to this definition, China can easily achieve its goal.

The superpowers that Westerners understand are not only about having power, but also the global influence of all aspects. According to this definition, only Spain, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union have been realized. Now it is the United States, and once the United States loses its strength, I believe that there will be no more superpowers in the world, and the multi-polar world will be a reality.

The reason that restricts China from becoming a superpower is China-self:


1、 Unique location

The Himalayas are the highest mountains in the world. Humans cannot climb. They divide Asia into two. Geographically, China and India are parallel universes, and there is very little exchange in history. Therefore, China is actually a closed environment, and there is no possibility of large-scale intervention on the land in the central position of the world island.


2、 unique nation

The Chinese are typical agricultural people. They only need to work at home to get everything they want. They don't need to plunder others like nomads, or even rely on trade like the maritime nation. So in a long history, China is separated from the world. Today, China has become a factory in the world, but the logic has not changed. The Chinese only need to produce at home to get everything they want, and Motivation without expansion


3、 Unique beliefs

The true belief of the Chinese is ancestor worship. The biggest difference between it and religious belief is that it cannot be preached because you cannot accept Chinese values without the blood of the Chinese. I have a white friend who has Chinese nationality, lived in China for 20 years, and married a Chinese wife, but he thinks that no one has regarded him as a real Chinese, and even his daughter called him a "foreigner."


4、 Unique system

China is not a communist country or a democratic country, but a centralized state. Mao Zedong has a famous saying. It means that all Chinese dynasties implemented the Qin Shi emperor system. Therefore, Mao Zedong was first a nationalist, followed by a communist. It is not difficult to understand that the Chinese do not even believe in God, how can they believe in ideology. Today . a change has taken place in China, which is to dilute communist values and enhance traditional Chinese values. The biggest difference between it and communism is that it has no universal value and does not apply to other countries.


5、Unique culture

The Chinese language is too difficult. It is a symbolic text that is different from all languages in the world. It takes 10 years to learn it. Therefore, China Connect in the world is actually very scarce, and the world knows very little about China.
 

johnincornwall

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Nov 2010
7,867
Cornwall
China has rarely (in the grand scale of things) been totally united - too big and varying. Only an iron grip keeps it together - currently a sort of capitalist communist dictatorship. Let loose the strings and everything will dissolve into it's constituent parts
 
Mar 2019
1,809
KL
. I have a white friend who has Chinese nationality, lived in China for 20 years, and married a Chinese wife, but he thinks that no one has regarded him as a real Chinese, and even his daughter called him a "foreigner."
lmao

is there a chance that his daughter was this chinese female from mind your language


regards
 

heylouis

Ad Honorem
Apr 2013
6,627
China
lmao

is there a chance that his daughter was this chinese female from mind your language

regards
in fact, it is called racism, and currently we are already at the year 9102

if chinese actually heal your dirtied heart by making you laugh instead of grief, you are welcome, though.
 
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heylouis

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Apr 2013
6,627
China
China has rarely (in the grand scale of things) been totally united - too big and varying. Only an iron grip keeps it together - currently a sort of capitalist communist dictatorship. Let loose the strings and everything will dissolve into it's constituent parts
it is always seen that all kinds of contradictory theories about china sell well simultaneously in west

the most famous couple would be: china is going to fall tomorrow, no worry .vs. china is going to be a lasting threat, do worry.

now, we arrive that: china is always unified .vs. why china is rarely united.

china is just over there, its history can never be modified due to human wish.

but the western opinion on china is always floating here and there......
 

heylouis

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Apr 2013
6,627
China
i don't want to somewhere filled too much about "unique" features that even could be considered Exceptionalism.

but china is not west, that should be enough
 
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Angelica

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Dec 2011
2,765
Angel City
China have the wealth and military might China's ideal is restrictive certainly not popular in international community.
 
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Apr 2014
201
New York, U.S.
In 1989, the new government of the PRC instituted reforms that included limited capitalism. Since that time, China has tremendously increased it’s wealth and importance on the world stage even though capitalism is still a small part of the Chinese economy.
China could become THE world’s economic superpower if it would end government control of the rest of it’s economy and replace it with more capitalism.
 
Jul 2019
71
hongkong
In 1989, the new government of the PRC instituted reforms that included limited capitalism. Since that time, China has tremendously increased it’s wealth and importance on the world stage even though capitalism is still a small part of the Chinese economy.
China could become THE world’s economic superpower if it would end government control of the rest of it’s economy and replace it with more capitalism.
You say about state-owned enterprises. I suggest you take a look at the theory of salt and iron . It has existed in China since 2000 and has never changed.
 

Futurist

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May 2014
22,750
SoCal
China has rarely (in the grand scale of things) been totally united - too big and varying. Only an iron grip keeps it together - currently a sort of capitalist communist dictatorship. Let loose the strings and everything will dissolve into it's constituent parts
TBH, I kind of doubt that China will break up considering that 92% of its total population is Han Chinese. That's a very ethnically homogeneous country. That, and the fact that most people in China speak Mandarin Chinese nowadays.