In a new poll conducted by CNN, most Americans view China as an economic threat. However, the question is should we fear the Chinese?
Many hawkish conservatives and liberals in the media intentionally try to depict China our potential or perhaps future enemy. Maybe it is because China's influence is growing or that China is now the second largest economy in the world. However, despite these depressing facts,the fact of the matter is that Americans should not fear China (at least I don't think so).
As savage and cruel as some aspects of Chinese culture and government may be (i.e animal cruelty, forced abortions and a highly questionable human rights record), the country and the people should not be feared. In fact, Americans shouldn't fear the Chinese, Americans should learn from them. Even though China is "Red," the Chinese have become far more capitalist than communist for the past decade or so. Economic liberty is slowing creeping into China and yet our politicians say we have to fear them. As far as production goes, the Chinese are one of the top producers in the world today; this has obviously done wonders to their economy. American politicans, however, do not want to take this as a great example and soley rely on taxation, debt and inflation.