- the Pacific has one major player, the USA, whose position as "Top Dog" was decided during WWII, quite rightly as it happens.
China wants to be top dog but cannot be at present, as it currently lacks a credable navy, so is embarking on some sabre rattling and tail pulling to test US resolve.
Remember the Chinese leadership care for nothing other than maintaining power, civil & human rights, international diplomacy and peace are nothing to these people who are in my opinion quite mad.
Perhaps this would be a good time to stop the decline in defence spending?
Regards James K
Posted on Apr 9, 2001, 11:40 PM from IP address 220.127.116.11