Saturday, June 21, 2014

The de-imperialisation of China
















Interesting article by Ian Jack arguing that the United Kingdom might experience reverse colonialism from China:  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jun/20/britain-took-more-out-of-india

However I am not convinced that China will rise to be an invincible and irrisistible world power.

As Chinese society becomes wealthier they will spend more money on the education of their children.  As their children become more educated they will learn critical powers (this is inevitable, otherwise they will not become fully educated and China will not advance as an economy).  These critical powers must eventually be used against the Chinese state with a consequent social revolution every bit as profound as the revolutions of the 1940s and 1970s.

The result will be the de-imperialisation of China (it is already an empire, both internally and externally).

Therefore I think it will be some time before China will be bothering us - if ever. 

You can forget all those assertions that the Chinese Communist Party has developed a new paradigm.

They are quite possibly already at their peak as unified power.

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