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China readies for future U.S. fight

Though economic ties with China have been growing for the past ten years, the communist nation has been viewing the U.S. with an ever-increasing hostile stance. In the aftermath of the military and technological display of the first Gulf War, China poised itself to rival the acheivements of the US, and this latest Gulf War was not exception. China is already dissecting tactics and technology aspects of this war and is impressed, if not worried, that a future conflict with the U.S. may arise. The nation is readying itself to become more self-reliant in regards to it’s growing energy needs and has not ruled out the option of supporting it’s traditional ally N. Korea in the event of a U.S.-led regime change.

Political historians may recall that the U.S. has been leaking technology to the nation in exchange for political contributions and economic reliance.

Posted by Stephen VanDyke at July 1, 2003 3:31 PM