For almost 40 years, China has been developing in an unprecedented way,
relying primarily on the US market, American technologies, and, of course, on US investment projects in China.
But how did it all start?
The ideological leader of the PR China, Mao Zedong, in the 60s entered into a systemic conflict with the USSR, as a result of which he was forced to seek allies in the western world.
The choice fell on the United States. But due to ideological point of difference between the PR China and the United States, the leaders of the two countries could not establish direct contacts, but turned to mediators, and this person became H. Kissinger. As a result of secret negotiations in 1972, the President of the United States, R. R. Nixon made a visit to China, which earned him overwhelming support in the United States, and also allowed him to be re-elected for a second term. Unfortunately, no strategic or economic agreements were signed, and everything ended only with R. Nixon’s political statements.
In the late 70s, the new leader of the PR China, Deng Xiaoping, tried in every possible way to build friendly relations with the United States, and to show his loyalty to China in 1979, he attacked Vietnam. Despite the fact that this war was a failure for China, the Chinese leader showed that he is ready to go to great lengths for the sake of the budding friendship with the United States. In America, they appreciated the actions of the Chinese leader and concluded an unofficial strategic alliance with him, “the United States and China against the Soviet Union”. As a result of this union, China received free access to the American market, which at that time, this is 80 years, needed cheap products. China has also received support for raising US capital and technology. Such non-public relations between the United States and China lasted until the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Since the 90s, China has provided the United States with cheap goods that could raise the standard of living in America without increasing the income of the population, that is, Chinese cheap products began to replace the more expensive American ones.
In 2001, China joined the WTO, which allowed it to further increase the share of its goods in the US market, which accounted for about 15% of America’s total turnover, which is about $ 102 billion, in other words, the US assigned China the role of “American factory”. China satisfied the US demand for end-use goods, while developing its industry by transferring the production of large and medium-sized manufacturers to China.
All this made China a significant factor in the stability of the US economy and allowed the newly elected leader of the PR China, Xi Jinping, to set the task of gaining world leadership in 2012. Of course, he did not openly declare this, but called his plan for conquest “The Revival of the greatness of China”.
We must realize that China has a huge dependence on foreign markets and that it is in our power, in the power of every inhabitant of the Earth, to influence China’s aggressive policy.
“Taiwanese people” Author_24.04.2021