To make one thing clear from the start: I do not like the people’s republic of China. Why you may ask? Because it is not a democracy. Because it is a dictatorship. Because it censors its press and internet. Because it executes innocent people. (The actual number of executions is unknown. NGO’s assume it’s a few thousands each year.) Because it wants to rule the world. Okay, I exaggerate. To make the point differently: Because it’s buying the world. Because democracies do trade with China with being fully aware of its lack of any human rights.
China is a difficult case. How do we deal with China properly? Should we invade China? Should we try a regime change? Should we force them to become a democracy? It is so difficult because China will never become a democracy. Every communist regime that has been overpowered never returned to power. And China knows this. It will never let go. And doing business with China is deeply immoral. (The first world wouldn’t trade with African dictators either.)
And China is already on the verge to rule the world. It buys companies and corporations all over the world. It secures resources in Africa and creates jobs in the process too. And China is smart. It’s not as stupid as America which only knows coups as a valid method to rule the world. (i.e. seeking influence.) China is careful, patient and very progressive. And that makes China is so scary and dangerous.
China’s way is one way only: To the top. And we – the free people of the first world – must try to stress changes. We may not evoke a Chinese democracy, but may be some democratic rights like freedom of speech. Which may sound unrealistic, but is necessary. Maybe we can link trade with conditions like my idea I aforementioned. It is no democracy and does not want to spread and “export” democracy like other nations. Because China is not being nice.