Ryanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3222 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1289 times:
Why are China so untrustworthy with Weapons of Mass Destruction? China has had nukes and has never used them on anyone. There is only one country that has used nukes on civilians before, and we all know who that is, so think a bit before you post these silly stereotypes!
I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
Airways1 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 562 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1281 times:
I agree with Swissgabe on this one.
WSRegal, I knew you had to be American having written this post, even before I checked your profile. This sentence that you wrote confirmed it for me:
My opinion is China is a country that the USA cant trust with weapons of mass destruction and needs to be confronted sooner or later.
This is the typical US mentality that the US is the world's judge of who can be trusted with what. What puts the US in the special position that they have a right to 'confront' China over this? The US has threatened and been involved in many more wars than China since weapons of mass destruction were invented.
I think both countries have too much to lose to use weapons of mass destruction against one another, but I agree with Swissgabe saying that China cannot trust the USA either.
Boeingnut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1247 times:
All the stuff going on between the US and China is all bluster.
China needs us too much economically to even consider fighting with us. And the same with the US, we need China too much. Take a look at almost anything in your house today, and look for the made in China on it.
The only thing that has a remote possibility of coming to fruition is a Chinese attack on Taiwan. But I do not think it will. China knows that this move would isolate them from the world community, and all that foreign capital that goes along with it. The Politburo of the PRC is too in love with the astounding growth rates the economy has posted in recent years. The reason for that is the growth rates have kept the people quiet about other problems in the PRC. So attacking someone=cutoff of foreign capital=recession=revolution.
And it wouldnt be a peaceful one, either.
But it only matters for the next 20 years or so, maybe less. The days of single party rule in the People's Republic are numbered.