China is a country suffering great growing pains, with an insatiable need for infrastructure and fuel. So what does Beijing think it needs to spend money on? Why, expensive hi-tech european weaponry, of course.
And of course the french, who sell nuclear technology to psycopaths, are more than willing to help out.
This does not really help the chinese, as this letter to Le Figaro
The Chinese need basic rights, democracy and freedom. They do not need the capacity to make advanced weapons. Only those who seek to maintain the dictatorship of the Communist Party need such.
New weapons would only be used to reinforce their domination; first to threaten Taiwan, an island and people that already know democracy and freedom; and then, to maintain a climate of fear among the 1.3 billion people of China.
Europe was wrong in siding with Saddam against the U.S., and they will be wrong yet again if they side with Beijing against Taiwan.
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