Is China the most powerful country in the world?

F5 Networks hmm....
Apr 15 74 Comments

What’s your thought? Seems like Chinese are very hard working and intelligent people.

Are they most powerful or are they on the path to become the most powerful country in the world?

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  • Amazon paopao
    China was #1 for 5000 years; USA less than 100 years. Now is just a short down time for China while most westerners are arrogant and ignorant.
    Apr 154
    • Cornerstone Isap82q
      This is so ridiculously biased, I think it's pretty clear you're the arrogant and ignorant one
      Apr 15
    • Intuit / EngSekiro🐺
      Non Chinese here, but have traveled around China for a while.

      This is actually not pretty far off. For most of us here, we've only seen the US at its peak. The US currently dominates both economically and militarily, but it's only been so in the last 100 years or so.

      On the other hand, everyone in China knows that they are behind now but they consider it to be a minor blip after 5000 years of sitting atop the world economy. They know China might not be at the top in their lifetime, but it will definitely happen within a hundred years or so.

      The main advantages for US I think stem from some of the talent in US. It draws skilled talent from all over the world, now and earlier: Einstein, Terence Tao and so on.

      And English being the lingua franca of the world doesn't harm it either.
      Apr 15
    • Sina.com / Eng
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      chinese propaganda
      Apr 15
    • Intel Who.Dis
      I’ve been to sooo many #1 Chinese restaurants. So many, that it makes me question what #1 means to China.
      Apr 16
  • Daimler
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    No. You can't be powerful without creativity and you can't have creativity with controls in place. China is just a factory albeit a profitable one. It will forever be limited by curruption and lack of freedom.
    Apr 1515
    • Daimler
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      America has an immigrant population that has the freedom to be creative. The biggest selling point of America and why they are in America. Agent Orange is just a blimp in an otherwise open society.
      Apr 15
    • F5 Networks zapzap.
      I agree with you Daimler. But recent trend and xenophobia I see in present times is too troubling.
      Apr 15
    • Daimler
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      It is troubling but the guy is at 43% approval rating and will be out of office soon. You can't do anything about Xi Jinping who is now president for life! Cronyism, nepotism and favoritism in China is far more sinister.
      Apr 15
    • F5 Networks zapzap.
      Hmm. Don’t get me wrong. I am not an American but love this nation as this is the most welcoming country. If it ever comes to fighting America’s enemies, I will go join US army. But recent trends are too troublesome and it seems the Orange dude has a wide support base and a lot of closet supporters.
      Apr 15
    • T-Mobile / Design6lsh8af
      Apr 15
    • Sina.com / Eng
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      freedom is never in a nation with no free colleges and free medical.
      Apr 15
    • New MVxb56
      ^ sound like most parts of the US lol.
      Apr 16
    • Daimler
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      How are poor doing in China?
      Apr 16
    • Intel Who.Dis
      @F5 don’t succumb to think that America is at a peak of non-white non-Christian opposition. In fact, it is probably at the lowest point in its history. It’s just talked about more openly.
      Apr 16
    • F5 Networks zapzap.
      I hope so Intel. Democratic institutions are usually very strong to resist anything unlawful. But people may succumb to such rhetorics.
      Apr 16
  • GE / Data
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    Indian controls almost all the tech companies in US, ie google, Microsoft etc. Why not Indians No1 in the future?
    Apr 1512
    • Indians are just slaving away for the white man. How many companies do they control that are actually started by Indians? Very few.
      Apr 15
    • F5 Networks zapzap.
      Every company in India, perhaps?
      Apr 15
    • Microsoft / Engdorj
      Tech leaders of Indian origin don't decide the dominance of the country. It's the people of the country who determine that. Until now, we've pretty much had a spineless govt that couldn't seize the right opportunities at the right time. For eg: Nehru declined the permanent membership of the United Nations when it was being offered to us, which also had veto privileges. In fact he gave it to China! And there's a long list of such stupid decisions made that have contributed to a lower morale. Having said that, the current govt under Modi leadership has been successful in creating the right waves and India is being considered a strong player in the game now. You can see it working because China is vehemently opposing all the initiatives taken by India and in fact its the only blocker in the UN.
      Apr 15
    • F5 Networks zapzap.
      Microsoft bro, India is never going to be a superpower.
      Apr 15
    • Microsoft / Engdorj
      I know that I'm gonna regret asking this, since all the F5 folks here seem to be strongly convinced otherwise, but what prompted you to think that?
      Apr 15
    • F5 Networks zapzap.
      It’s just me from F5 - keep on changing my user id quite often.

      Our leaders are too corrupt. We are progressing in technology and in any sector where government is not involved. But too much of divisions in the country due to so many factors.

      For the sake of it, we don’t even have an Indian language as the official language of the nation. Do you really think such a nation can become a superpower?
      Apr 15
    • F5 Networks zapzap.
      I know it hurts. But that’s the sad reality.

      We are moving ahead in spite of the government and not because of it.
      Apr 15
    • Daimler
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      They don’t have a controlling stake. They are managing it for the founders and the board.
      Apr 15
    • Oracle sufbo
      @f5 most of what you said was just fine, until you talked about language. What has that got to do with being a super power. For most practical purposes wrt commerce, English is the de facto language.
      Apr 16
    • F5 Networks zapzap.
      A country that’s so divided, how can it dream of being a superpower. That’s how. What sort of nation is so low in self respect that it’s OK for it to adopt a foreign language (English in Indian accent pretty much sucks) but can’t decide on one common language.
      Apr 16
  • Optym OBvX83
    The world order has 3 poles - US and the western bloc, Russians along with eastern europe, and now China. India is an emerging superpower, but not quite there yet. As to whether China will dominate the world, it’s hard to tell. 50 years ago a lot of folks thought that USSR is the most powerful entity, and look how it turned out.
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    • Oracle lHEA77
      3 poles? there's like 38 million poles
      Apr 15
    • Sizmek Ba74!-?-
      “Russians along with Eastern Europe” ???
      Apr 15
    • Optym OBvX83
      What’s so surprising about that sentence? Yes, some countries like Ukraine are trying to break free from their sphere of influence, but still they have a lot if leverage over the region.
      Apr 16
    • Lol India - super power - lmao GTFO. They can always ride the coattails of a super power but never will be one themselves. China is definitely becoming a strong second to US but unless we Americans ourselves destroy our country - which we seem bent on - I don’t see anybody surpassing us in world dominance in the next 100 years.
      Apr 16
  • BlackRock xis
    No. As long as dollar remains reserve currency, US is more powerful.
    If the dollar is replaced by SDR (at IMF) or bitcoin or gold standard again OR there is sufficient bilateral currency treaty between other countries and the digital innovation bring this bilateral exchange down to the individual layman, then there will a new model.
    Google about ODIC : organization of dollar importing countries.

    China is playing the game right way, by manipulating its currency, trading oil for debt, signing long term bilateral ccswaps and dumping treasuries on the market. They delever when US is hiking and pump fuel when US is in qe.
    Its very plausible that the world may not be same in 2050.
    Apr 1511
    • BlackRock xis
      Really, USSR and China have enough weapons, why can’t they empower their currency. US is a power hub because of Wall Street, that funnels the money. The army and weapons is just to invade, bargain and gain favors from small countries. All Chinese firms issue dollar denominated debt syndicated out of HK. What forced their hand?
      Read Kissinger, not South China Daily.
      Apr 15
    • Sina.com / Eng
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      ussr didn't reserve us dollars. but china or russia does. ussr did have enough weapons, and china or russia doesn't have enough.
      Apr 15
    • BlackRock xis
      Russia still has more than 3 times the nuclear weapons as US. What is enough weapons?
      Apr 15
    • Sina.com / Eng
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      fake number. do you just believe russia is way stronger than us in military?
      Apr 15
    • BlackRock xis
      Are you saying all countries are forced to trade in dollars only because they fear US will go to war with them?
      Do you have any data to back this up ?
      Apr 15
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      i like u kinssinger propaganda where us is week in war but stronger in wall street.
      Apr 15
    • BlackRock xis
      US is not weak militarily. There is very low threat of war between US and any of the countries with comparable military power.
      The worlds money is processed in NY. HK can process debt in Yuan only nobody wants it.
      Britain was the most powerful country for 200 years just because every penny was pushed through London, even though Germany, US, Russia and Japan, even France were more powerful militarily. The amount of total armed forces of UK was lower than the number of police force in Germany. How can such a tiny island with a fraction of army be the most powerful country: simply because it convinced everyone that the money thats funneled through London can be trusted.
      Money comes first always. Most of the army is US is contracted out. China can probably pay BlackWater to be their mercenaries.
      Apr 15
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      your self conflicting opinion sounds so funny. after the failed undermining of us military power, you shifted the target to the empire where sun never sets. but its okay, i believe you ve never heard this nickname.
      Apr 15
    • BlackRock xis
      all your arguments are just “feelings”.
      Apr 15
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      100% yes. us in my feeling is strongest in military.
      Apr 15
  • Dropbox systest
    If the US diverted 10% of green cards for top richest or qualified Chinese each year, these Chinese will flee China so hard that capital/brain drain will turn the tables.
    Apr 151
    • Amazon paopao
      US is losing the game because current gov is pushing the talents away.
      Apr 16
  • Uber SDDD
    no it's still a developing country, plz
    Apr 150
  • T-Mobile / Design6lsh8af
    Apr 156
  • Okta doll$h
    No!
    Apr 150
  • Palo Alto Networks KTkC88
    What metric are we going by?
    Apr 157
    • F5 Networks hmm....
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      Have you seen their cities and the leap they are making in technology?
      Apr 15
    • Palo Alto Networks KTkC88
      I have. If the metric is concrete usage and consumer electronic creation, then there is no doubt that they are dominant.
      Apr 15
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      population
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    • Palo Alto Networks KTkC88
      If by population they are dominant today, India tomorrow, Africa in another century.
      Apr 15
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      isnt it the trend in blind. but more precisely, india is dominating already.
      Apr 15
    • F5 Networks zapzap.
      India can never be a superpower. China does have a shot - or they already are!
      Apr 15
    • Palo Alto Networks KTkC88
      Historically the most powerful nation was the one with the ability to physically overpower other nations, whether it be through human might, more technologically advanced weapons, or a combination. Today the weapons are so advanced that any of a handful of nations could kill most every human on the planet in a matter of hours. So in those regards we are all more or less equal. I think the average citizens' well-being is the best indicator, which I think probably puts someplace like Denmark in the running.
      Apr 15
  • 闷声发大财不知道吗 永远发展中国家
    Apr 160
  • Amazon DaReelReal
    It will be soon considering how the average American is so lazy.
    Apr 150
  • Microsoft stpD71
    No. US is.
    Apr 150
  • Yes. Most. Powerful.
    Apr 150

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