China vs. USA: Empires at War

China vs. USA: Empires at War

2008, Politics  -   16 Comments
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Is a war between China and the United States imminent? According to the documentary China vs. USA: Empire at War, mounting evidence suggests that the U.S. may be in secret preparations for such a conflict.

In a post-9/11 world, America has waged a multitude of military campaigns against terrorist organizations and the individuals and governments that harbor them. But the film claims that the threats posed by China take an even higher priority for those who operate in the halls of power in Washington.

At the center of it all is Taiwan, an island nation located less than 200 miles off China's coast. Many Chinese citizens believe that Taiwan is a rightful part of their country, but the Taiwanese people disagree. Itching to assert itself as a world power, China has flirted openly with the concept of military incursion into Taiwan. These attempts have proven unsuccessful due in significant part to the United States and their active role in the region. The film recalls a watershed incident in 1996 when China made obvious military overtures towards Taiwan. When the U.S. responded by quickly deploying two aircraft carriers, China backed away. A line had been drawn, and the potential for a long and complex conflict was established.

As detailed in the film, there are a host of reasons why the United States considers Taiwan an important ally, and why they feel the need to protect the threatened nation at all costs. The U.S. lobbied tirelessly for Taiwan to become a democratic nation. It serves as one of America's largest trading partners with an invaluable and thriving high-tech industry, and they're a crucial partner in U.S. military exploits and intelligence gathering.

Both China and the United States continue to regard one another with great skepticism, caution and defensiveness. A war between these two superpowers would spell catastrophe on multiple fronts, and it would largely transcend the use of missiles and gunfire. The filmmakers and their able panel of experts articulate many of these threats, and they include cyber-attacks, shrinking resources, stalled exports, and forced financial collapse.

China vs. USA: Empires at War sheds light on a simmering conflict that has remained hidden in plain sight. It's a frightening cautionary tale.

Directed by: Anthony Dufour

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Joe Wong
1 year ago

The American will not fight with China for Taiwan, but the American might fight when bombs start falling on the American soil.

2 years ago

It would be nice to see an updated version of this documentary.
Since 2008, China has created a tremendous number of new capabilities. China has since developed DF21 carrier killers, DF26 hypersonic long range missile, three AC carriers, conducted EMP experiments with Russia, developed 5th gen fighters, newer subs, its own GPS, AI drone swarms and un-hackable quantum communications.
China now has the ability to effectively "blind" the US's satellites and entire US defense system inside 10-15 minutes.

2 years ago

US doesn’t give a crap about any countries democracy, it’s all about keeping the debt soaked dollar strong, selling weapons and The Federal Reserve Cartel saturating the planet with its central banks and stacking those country's with debt! Debt is control

allan Obrien
3 years ago

This possibility of war with China is real, but only in the sense of an economic confrontation that includes technological supremacy and the controlling of the financial market internationally by China. However, the Taiwan issue is a very dark and looming issue that the Chinese take very seriously and possibly even more so than the United States. This hot point would be the only reason the US and China would turn to using their militaries'. More specifically would the US be willing to back Taiwan with full military support in response to a Chinese attack on Taiwan. To talk is one thing but when all the bluffing and beating of the chest is over will the US actually do what it says?

J Miller
4 years ago

Wishful thinking guys. I'd love to see full on war between the US and China because I love spectacle like George Carlin but I don't see it. I'm finally old and I've been watching videos and reading stories for much of my life and none of the big ones like this ever happen. It's all about selling a story and spectacle to the rubes. It would be fun to speculate on who would win such a war however. I think we'd win hands down because we are way more ruthless against other races and we love a chance to use our war toys and have a lot of them.

Sharon Elena Stanfield
4 years ago

We are not at war with China. Get it off your "wish" list!!!

6 years ago

"happy" you must have almost no knowledge of realism in IR theory. you also probably think terrorism is the greatest threat to the united states right now lol

Leigh Atkins
6 years ago

Pffft - America feels a moral obligation to no-one.
They're just immensely annoyed coz you can't manipulate & control a government who doesn't want or need you.
This has ALWAYS been the problem between the east & the west - from hundreds of years ago when Britain had to introduce opium to China in order to force it to trade with them, to now when the Anglo-american empire is seeking to force its way onto China's trading table once again. And just like then, they'll do whatever they have to, filthy & dishonourable or not, to get what they want.
Coz NO-ONE says 'no' to a man with power in his veins...

Glenn Luttrell
6 years ago

America doesn't need to start another war with another Country as they are at war with themselves to protect n serve maim n kill

6 years ago

Humanity edging ever closer to the abyss of insanity.No stopping it now. "The Bird Is On The Wing". Soon it will come to roost.

6 years ago

You may be happy but not very knowledgeable, or, maybe prefer not to know or you would've done the research. You should look at it from a material dialectical perspective in order to better understand the concept of "empire". It is as relevant today as it was 10 years ago. I would venture to say it's worse.

6 years ago

This move is almost 10 years old, and it's irrelevant today, on top of that, it's full of BS. America is not an empire, China is not an empire, and they are not at war.