Keeping an eye on Communist, Totalitarian China, and its influence both globally, and we as Canadians. I have come to the opinion that we are rarely privy to truth regarding the real goal, the agenda of Red China, and it's implications for Canada [and North America as a whole]. No more can we rely on our media as more and more information on China is actively being swept under the carpet - not for consumption.
Monday, August 29, 2016
China Takes Over the World
ChinaTakes Over the World
There [China] is a sleeping giant. Let him sleep! For when he wakes, he will shake the world.
Both the younger and older sister trope to Japan Takes Over the World, China Takes Over The World is when a future version of China, these days usually the People's Republic of China, becomes a major military and economic power rivaling, if not exceeding, the United States. It may also be one of the major powers backing or participating in a Third World War. Combining the Yellow Peril and the Red Scare, the PRC and its militaryassets provide a useful foil for the United States and the European Union, be it on the way international trade swings or on issues such as a certain island.
The People's Republic of China began to focus on export-driven growth (and thus gain economic influence in the world) under the economic reforms of Deng Xiaoping, but it wasn't until The '90s that it began to assert itself as a world power. Since the mid-to-late 2000s, this trope has become firmly established as China in Real Life grew into its present position, though The New Russiais still often used as a source of plots andcharacters (the connections between the two nations sometimes being mentioned).
Like more than a few other... questionable tropes in this vein, this has some (emphasis on some) grounding in history. China is one of the oldest surviving civilizations in the world, and at several points in its history more-or-less controlled (or at least dominated) virtually all of their known world.
While this trope is not quite discredited yet, it might or might not have a short life expectancy.
Nowadays, the Chinese are a fertile market for Western media. To get their goods to Chinese consumers, American media companies have to get approval from government gatekeepers, who have the power to censor works that they find inappropriate. As such, media companies must keep a friendly relationship with the Chinese government and avoid creating or distributing works that portray the Chinese negatively even if those works will not be distributed in China. This dynamic is exemplified in the production of the 2012 Red Dawn remake, which changed its villains from the Chinese military to the North Korean military to avoid offending the Chinese government. But to alternative media, who see mainstream media companies pandering to the Chinese government, these actions actually strengthen the trope…
Note: To state what should be obvious, but may not be to some (hence racism and questionable politics), there is a difference between everyday Chinese people and an authoritarian Chinese government.