China’s Strategy for Resource Security, Internal Stability and Global Trade
China has adopted a State directed development strategy in the expectation that rapid development will enable China to protect its national interests; and at the same time dampen democratic urges at home.
We observed previously that China is the middle kingdom that sits between the far East, Russia, and the 20/40 window. China’s colonial experience profoundly shaped the Chinese outlook leading to Mao’s dictum that “power comes from the barrel of a gun.” Mao’s Communists unified the country but suppressed many aspects of traditional Chinese culture which was subsumed under a totalitarian regime.
After the dissolution of the USSR and the Tiananmen square protests in 1989, the ruling party abandoned Marx in favour of State capitalism.