China took USSR’s place once it collapsed, China is currently the biggest counter to the USA in the world.
Let’s begin with the Demographics;
China is currently the country with the biggest population at 1.4bil people, meanwhile, the USA comes 3rd with 300mil people.
Now, in Economy, I prefer using GDP (PPP) since compared to the Nominal GDP it’s more effective in comparing countries. since GDP (PPP) takes into account things such as cost of living, inflation, etc.. allowing for a more meaningful ranking.
Anyways, getting this out of the way, China is ranked first in GDP (PPP).
Also, to show you how much reliant the world is on China, I will show you the biggest importing partners for some of the “most” important “countries”;
European Union 18.9%
European Union 38.2%
The United States 6.1%
European Union 10.4%
The United States 5.7%
The United Arab Emirates 4.9%
Saudi Arabia 4.6%
European Union 12.4%
The United States 11.4%
South Korea 4.1%
The United States 14.5%
Norway 4.3% (2016 est.)
Looking at those statistics you can see how much does the world rely on China, given the fact that 124 countries have China as their biggest trading partner compared to the American 56.
We should also bring in the External Debt by country, which the USA is obviously ranked at 1st with being almost 18 Trillion dollars in debt, compared to the Chinese 1.5 Trillion.
Moving in the Military, I would say that China is really underrated by the people.
Not only did China show it’s might to the USA in the Korean War after they kicked the American ass so badly that General Mac Arthur was fired after he wanted to nuke China.
But when people compare China and USA they usually say things such as; “USA has 2.300 Fighters compared to the 1.200 Chinese ones, so the USA wins”
Well, they forget some important things, not only most of those fighters are from the cold war era, but China compared to the USA, is a sleeping giant.
How so, you ask? Well, it’s simple, it’s called the Labour Force Strength and again, China is ranked 1st.
In case you don’t know, Labour Force Strength as explained by Global Firepower is what reflects the wartime output of countries concerning all manners of the military industry such as; bullets, bombs, uniforms, tanks, planes, etc…
So China has 806mil people ready to mass produce whatever China needs if they feel that war is close, now compare that to the American 160mil, that’s not even a comparison, China can easily outproduce any country in the world making China unstoppable.
The Chinese military is winning the conventional missile arms race, particularly for anti-ship missiles, and US commanders are frantically trying to come up with alternative strategies before US aircraft carriers become obsolete.
“We know that China has the most advanced ballistic missile force in the world,” James Fanell, a retired US Navy captain and former senior intelligence officer with the US Pacific Fleet, told Reuters Thursday. “They have the capacity to overwhelm the defensive systems we are pursuing.”
After showing you the importance of China in the world’s economy, there isn’t much to say about this topic given the fact that China is part of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisationwhich is an alliance between these countries;