To answer this question, let’s highlight the three points of weaknesses that China suffers from:
The first one: It is evident that no country is called “major” without owning a huge military arsenal both inside it and at strategic points. This is what china lacks; unlike the U.S, China doesn’t have military forces in other countries to protect its welfares. Moreover, the budget that the Chinese government allots for its military forces is still relatively few with respect to its overall budget. Furthermore, the U.S has legislated certain laws that prevent China from owning advanced technology to develop its weapons. Since China lacks the military power, the U.S is constantly trying to distract it through economical temptation and production.
The second one: the absence of any occupation aspirations.
In order to become the number one country in the world, China needs a cultural revolution. Any change in the behavior of countries is always accompanied by change in the ideas and concepts that are spread within the society. Let’s take the French revolution for instance. After the regime then was centered about the monarch system where everyone lived and fought for the sacred King who symbolizes the whole kingdom, such concepts changed and new ones emerged like freedom thus the change in ruling systems. Another example is the Arabs who used to lead a tribe life in deserts and fight over goats. After being considered retarded, they expanded out of the desert to establish an empire whose limit extends from China to the west, currently known as the Islamic world. Thus, what happened was the result of a cultural change caused by Islam, which was sent to the Arabs who had no idea about anything except camels, tents, and wine. Islam made their lives meaningful. China still doesn’t own the colonization mentality to think about conquering the world unlike capitalists whose main objective is to take advantage of others. The Chinese are tactful at obeying rather than commanding. Let’s not forget that china was once occupied by the smaller country of Japan.
China is a multicultural, multinational, and multireligious country all governed with a fist of steel. However, there is no harmony among the parties of China, and the common thing between them is to fear the regime. This might spell future danger since the Chinese might burst and rebel one day. What’s making the Chinese rulers even more afraid is the fact that China has become open to other countries which encourages the Chinese to look forward to gaining more freedom. How can a country like China rule the world and it’s already overburdened? The U.S here takes advantages and teases it with human rights issues.