dijous, 4 de març del 2010

A nationalist's dream

"Liu Mingfu, a professor of National Defense University and a Senior Colonel of People's Liberation Army (PLA), has published his new book named "The China Dream". In the book, he points out that China should build the world's strongest military and move swiftly to displace the United States as the global "champion."

Liu Mingfu calls for China to abandon modesty about its global goals and "sprint to become world number one" and warns that his nation's ascent will alarm Washington, risking war despite Beijing's hopes for a "peaceful rise."

Liu writes in his book that "China's big goal in the 21st century is to become world number one, the top power", and if not, "China will become a straggler that is cast aside".

"As long as China seeks to rise to become world number one ... then even if China is even more capitalist than the U.S., the U.S. will still be determined to contain it," he writes.

Rivalry between the two powers is a "competition to be the leading country, a conflict over who rises and falls to dominate the world," says Liu."

People's Daily, Senior Colonel: China should displace U.S. to be strongest country military.