What Happens When America First Collides with the Chinese Dream?

China’s State Oceanic Administration recently published a document titled A Scientific Guide to Realising China’s Dream as a Maritime Great Power—Learning In-Depth from Secretary-General Xi Jinping’s Important Remarks on the Strategy to becoming a Maritime Great Power.

This document highlights China’s intent to more actively participate in global maritime governance, including in maritime safety and environmental protection. It alludes to China’s vision of reshaping the international maritime order to one that is “fairer, more just and reasonable.” The document also puts forward a “maritime security concept” that is aligned with Xi Jinping’s broader “Asian security concept.” Such a vision is explicitly linked with China’s responsibility as a great power and its desire to increase its “maritime soft power.”

  • mauser 98
    • Raymond Hietapakka

      ..probably way more SKS rifles here in N.America now…

  • Exile1981

    It will end badly.

  • China has been described as the “paper tiger”. Though its economy may collapse sooner than one thinks, its army and navy may not.

  • Watchman

    Sounds like the islam deal: “You will only have peace when you submit to us, do whatever we tell you to, and do nothing without asking us first.”

  • simus1

    The key is to convince China’s top dogs they must build ten super aircraft carriers if they want to be taken seriously. That should be good for forty years and really ruin their economy.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    I get it. They want to steal the undersea resources of its smaller weaker neighbors. The Chinese government is slime. They keep N.Korea as a lapdog pitbull terrier to do all their proxy-threats against the West..