China “wants to be number one in the region and wants to be treated as such,” says Karl Thayer, UNSW Professor Emeritus of Political Science.
“They want the second largest economy and think they will be the largest at some point,” he told Sky News Australia.
“They have already reached a quantitative advantage over the United States and are closing the qualitative gap on the military side.”
Thayer said the Ukrainian example “scares them”.
“A united West can now work with its Eastern allies to stop it,” he said.
“And China sees the pressure put on Russia and cannot show weakness.
“And they’re now working hard to keep us apart.”
China wants to be number one in the region
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