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  • Writer's pictureFurkan Evren Arslan

Does China Scare the World?

First of all, I would like to point out that in this article, instead of talking about the definition of “Chinese threat ” in detail, I will talk about the formation process of this definition.


There are many question marks in mind against China today. Although the formation of these questions is based on concrete things, I can’t help but wonder if they are exaggerated.


China does not scare the world. This kind of claim is based on a mistaken and limited perspective. China is a country with economic and trade connections with many other countries, and through these connections, it has a major impact on the global economy. However, this impact does not constitute a situation that would frighten other countries. China, as the world's second-largest economy, has a significant impact on the global economy through its trade connections with other countries.



The country's leadership will likely continue to pursue the goals of strengthening the country and playing a larger role on the global stage.


To achieve these goals, China is taking significant steps in economic, military, and diplomatic areas. For example, the One Belt One Road initiative aims to improve China's trade with other countries and open up new markets.

The project aims to improve China's trade with other countries and open up new markets. The project includes the "Belt" which is a land-based trade route that extends from China to East and West Asia, Central Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. The "Road" is a maritime trade route that extends from China to Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.


The goal of the OBOR project is to improve China's relations with other countries and increase its role as a global power.

To achieve this, China is investing in many countries and working with them within the framework of the project. If the project is successful, China's trade with other countries will increase significantly, bringing it closer to achieving its goal of becoming a global power.


On the other hand, if we talk about China's military power:

  • China has developed rapidly militarily in recent years.

  • China has the second-largest military budget in the world.

  • China has the largest military personnel in the world.

  • China has advanced military technology and places importance on its development.


Based on this information, it can be concluded that the military power of the People's Republic of China is quite advanced and has gained respect among other countries. However, it is difficult to say how effective this power is.


Of course, you can say: Do not these situations scare other countries? And I will answer again: Call it "scary" would be the wrong term. Some countries may view these developments as a threat and be concerned about China's growing power. This will lead to competition rather than the narrow-sense expression "scary".


Competition between states can refer to a variety of different things. In the most general sense, it can refer to how states compete with one another to advance their interests and gain advantages over one another. This can include things like economic competition, military competition, and diplomatic competition.



The changing competitive environment with the rise of China may be seen as "scary" by individuals. The reason for being scared of China's rise is that people think about the potential effects in the future and try to predict what role they will play. It is, of course, the most natural right of people to think about events and share these ideas with other people, and this action may even lead to enlightenment that will prevent bad situations.


On the other hand, it is useful to examine the situation structurally rather than individually. Because thoughts that do not have an academic basis can cause the formation of dangers rather than prevent them.


It is difficult to say that this rise (China) will lead the world to a bad place, but it is also difficult to say that it will lead to a good place. As we can see from here, most of what is said about China is just speculation.

Speculation is the act of making predictions about the causes and consequences of an event, and these predictions can differ from the truth. As a result, people can have wrong ideas under the influence of speculation and may not realize that these ideas are not correct.


For example, if someone speculates about a stock investment and predicts that the value of the investment will increase greatly in the future, this prediction may be correct but it may also be wrong. If the prediction turns out to be wrong and the value of the investment drops unexpectedly, this person will be filled with wrong ideas and will not understand that the value of the investment is truly decreasing.


Therefore, people can be imposed with wrong ideas through speculation and can accept these ideas even though they are not correct. It is important for people to be careful and to properly evaluate speculation.

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