Why has China become such an important ally to the United States? I keep wondering this as I see it mentioned in the news on a daily basis. Think about it, prior to the last few months, when did you ever hear about China’s dealings with the United States? It is one of those countries that tends to catch my attention and I can’t remember really ever hearing so much about China, except in regards to as a cool place to visit. But, now we find out that China has been buying our debt and is in a way shaping our economy.
What really bothers me when I see a headline like this Analysis: Clinton pushes for stronger China role my mind begins to connect dots together. I don’t know what they mean but my mind sees a connection between them. The first is that for years we did not have a relationship with China until Nixon opened up the door between the two countries. Then, we had limited relationships with the country. Over time, China embraced capitalism to a certain degree because they realized that the population needed money to spend in order to sell the products they were producing. Then, I think of the comment that Obama said in his interview with O’Reilly. It was when he raved about what a great country it was compared to the United States. I was surprised by the comment, but China was hosting the Olympics at the time of the interview, so I thought he was talking about it from that point of view. But, then I read parts of Prairie Fire by the Weather Underground. Bill Ayers raves about China in his writings. I was shocked when he wrote that the Chinese peasant was better off than American citizens. At that point, Obama’s words about China came back to me. Isn’t it interesting that he raved about China in much the same way that Ayers did in the 1970s?
Now, we have Clinton, who is speaking on behalf of Obama, saying that she wants to improve the relationship with China. I just wonder why they are so focused on improving relations with China when there didn’t seem anything that needed to be fixed. I keep coming back to how they seem to love the socialist part of China more than the capitalist part of China. I wonder if they are trying to make us more like China because it seems like China doesn’t want to change.
And then there is the matter of what China wants.
Economy said China would be happiest with a long-running dialogue that does not require major policy changes.
“The United States usually comes to China with a pretty long list of what we want China to do, and, for the most part, what China wants is to be left alone,” Economy said.