That would be in about 7 years time!
That is scary!
Though China might not also intend to be the world's greatest military power, they might just become one by default.
The Chinese expenditure for defence, research and arms increases by the year while America's falls sharply by the same.
America is on the decline, and although it might not altogether collapse (god forbid, America is still very important to the world, in short, the world still needs America), China is forging ahead.
And if China does eventually become not only the the world's largest economy but also the the world's greatest in military terms, that would be like regaining their historical position as a world power and that should not come as surprising.
(By the way, the average Malaysian Malay does not look Middle Eastern as
So, instead of wasting time playing politics and race trying to cling on to power, the powers that be would be better off trying to come to grips with reality and finding ways to cope with and engage the rising power of China, for the good of the nation.
As it is now, the East Asian economies, ours included and even Japan's and Korea's and Australia's are largely driven by the Chinese.
Anyway you want to look at it, in a sense, we are already economically a tributary to China.
What happens to China impacts on us.
Even the great US of A is not exempted.
As even proud France had to humbly beg China for a loan!
One of the more interesting talks on understanding China and its rise, if not the most interesting and illuminating, is the one by Martin Jacques in a Ted Talk.
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