Friday, November 05, 2010

Chinese aims

According to one of the most senior Chinese diplomats:

1. The maintenance of power by the Party

2. Maintenance of "national unity"

3. Ensuring adequate food and resource supplies for the world's largest nation

4. In the long run, attaining superpower status.

Interestingly, Americans seize on the last point as if it was the most immediately important.

However, while the world watches the third, we should note much more the first (so don't expect any moves towards democracy) and the second (so Tibet will find it difficult to become free, and the Chinese would like to reintegrate Taiwan as soon as possible). Sphere: Related Content

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