Why China Will Be In A Position To Win In Any Showdown Against The U.S. By 2030

A Chinese jet fighter at a recent training exercise. Photo: via China Defense Blog

Why Beijing Could Win The Great China-America Showdown of 2030 -- David Axe, Danger Room

Over the next 15-20 years, the U.S. and China are headed for a confrontation in the western Pacific, with Japan caught in the middle. And China, currently the underdog, could very well come out on top. That’s the unnerving conclusion of a new report by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank.

The nine authors of “China’s Military & the U.S.-Japan Alliance in 2030,” released Thursday, stress that a full-blown shooting war is not in the cards. “The threat is not a war with China,” the report states. Rather, Washington and its close ally Tokyo could find themselves losing influence and disputed island territory to an increasingly unconstrained Beijing that finds it can “win without fighting” owing to a combination of its own military rise and its rivals’ relative declines.

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: The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace's report is here. What's my take .... the Chinese always look 10, 20, 30 years into the future and position themselves accordingly .... with this type of mindset, China will probably be the dominant power in Asia by 2030.

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