Why is China so strong in 2020?
Richard Kenneth Eng, former Project Team Leader at ATI Technologies (1993-2000)
How is China strong? Relative to whom?
Strength is always relative.
Strength can be defined in many different ways: military, economic, cultural, political, spiritual.
However, there are several undeniable facts. First, China is the world’s largest economy by PPP GDP.
Second, China is the world’s second largest economy by nominal GDP.
Third, China has the greatest manufacturing output in the world.
Fourth, China has the greatest quantity of exports in the world.
So I leave it to you to decide how strong China is.
China is strong due to its population and large economy. However, China is a fact that it is still much weaker than the USA. I do not believe that China will soon become a power like the US that has bases all over the world and can occupy everywhere. The production and logistics capacity is very strong but you need more to become a Superpower. First of all, he should put his teeth in the countries around him. Stronger in the Pacific with US aircraft carriers and allies now than China.
China has made progress in producing technology compared to the past, but it is still a fact that they have developed by stealing the technology of the USA in general
Robin King, lives in China (2015-present)
You are assuming China is strong already. No, that’s not the truth!
If China is strong, how come US raped Huawei over and over again, China has NO measures to fight back?
The truth is, China is far from strong, but needs decades to build social, intelligent infrastructure. Just 1 number for your reference: the Premier of China just said: China still has 600M people who earned less than 1000RMB per month.
When US treats China as equal or a respectable country, China will be seen as Strong
Alexander Draganov, Writer and Translator
China is strong, because it is old. Times change and China sometimes look weak and sometimes even is weak. But it survives, while other Empires fade and disappear. The Chinese existed alongside the pharaohs of Egypt. But the pharaos disappeared, China stays. Then Rome was the greatest until it wasn’t. China went on. Byzantine Empire, British Empire, they all rose and fell, China somehow survived.
Long Yu, Chinese live and work in US
China is not particularly strong in 2020…it is about the same but a bit stronger than China in 2019…
China is still significantly weaker in conventional military than the US.
China is still significantly weaker in nuclear capability than the Russia.
China is still significantly weaker in high precision manufacturing than Germany and Japan.
China is still weaker in fundamental scientific research than US, Japan and many other countries.
China is indeed stronger than many countries…but neither China nor the world cares about them…
Allan Kay, former & Current Ardent Geopolitical Observer
What are the specifics, economy or militarily?
It’s not that China is so strong. It’s the west that has weakened that has made China looks strong.