"We all of us know down here that politics is a tough game. And I don't think there's any point in being Irish if you don't know that the world is going to break your heart eventually."-Daniel Patrick Moynihan, December 5, 1963
History is only imaginative writer interpretations of newspaper articles and published records, 1/10th fact, 9/10s fiction, devoid of any kind of real continuity or logistics.
The Epoch Times | War Is Not Far from Us and Is the Midwife of the Chinese Century
From the perspective of history, the reason that China is faced with the issue of living space is because Western countries have developed ahead of Eastern countries. Western countries established colonies all around the world, therefore giving themselves an advantage on the issue of living space. To solve this problem, we must lead the Chinese people outside of China, so that they could develop outside of China.
The worry is the Chinese Communist Party trying to stay in power, and using everything in it's arsenal to do so. They may try to trade for their natural resources, but as these resources get more scarce, coupled with huge demand at home, invading another country to secure these resources may seem like a viable option in order to keep a hungry populace satisfied. As a historian, you are aware of wars in the past fought for scarce resources. Just about every war has been fought over commodities, and the desire to secure them. The Chinese have a huge population, which is getting larger, and the male/female ratio is skewed due to the one child policy and most families desiring male children. When these men cannot find jobs or wives, they will become frustrated, and the government will have to do something with them. Women are commodities in most parts of the world outside of the West, as is land and foodstuffs. Promising the young male his hearts desire in return for military service is an age old recruiting tactic, which may seem quaint and outdated to our society, but not so much to a less sophisticated audience....Remember Adolf Hitler prating about "Lebensraum" to his people prior to WW II.Again, what do they have to gain by attacking us?
I'm not saying that these will come to fruition in the next 5-10 years, but they will eventually, as they learn Western manufacturing techniques and technologies. In the mean time, they are doing everything in their power to neutralize the only power in the area that has even a ghost of a chance of stopping whatever their ultimate aims are, namely the US. Making alliances with our enemies, getting a presence in our backyard with the means to interdict our movement, possibly infiltrating a fifth column inside the country through legal and illegal immigration. These are all possibilities. This scenario doesn't seem implausible to me