Editorial

Chinese evolution and UK’s dilemma

Written by The Frontier Post

The American Enterprise Institute, a Washington DC based think tank has revealed interesting results after laborious research work on Chinese modus operandi for expanding its influence in the world. According to the report of AEI, China has injected £685 billion ($913 billion) into 42 Commonwealth countries since 2005. The figures illustrate that over the past sixteen years, China has pumped nearly £500 million ($667 million) into roads, homes, sewers, and a hotel in Barbados, a Commonwealth member set to become the world’s newest republic next week. Similarly, Jamaica, a Caribbean Island nation has got £2.6 billion ($3.4 billion) investment from Beijing during this time. The western Scholars were much astonished over the smartness of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), which steadily made its way in the Commonwealth nations, while UK and Western governments were engaged in the Middle East and Afghanistan. However, after the shocking revelations of American think tank, UK’s Foreign Secretary, Ms. Liz Truss announced a plan to replace the Commonwealth Development Corporation with British International Investment (BII), while increasing its budget from £1.5 billion ($2 billion) to £8 billion ($10 billion)” per year investment in Commonwealth countries by 2025. According to western scholars, the west fundamentally misunderstood the Chinese Communist Party, which has been using considerable financial resources to build strategic dependencies in the societies around the world.

In fact, all countries of the world having superior resources or capabilities always try to dominate the region or world according to their muscles, however different nations use different ways to achieve their goal. Former Soviet Union introduced the legacy of Communism by the power of intimidation and fear while America has been selling the recipe of democracy at gunpoint. The UK formed an assembly of free slaves while Chinese came out to conquer the world through construction of roads and fulfillment of needs of poor nations through provision of investment and loans. Although the purpose of all merchants was the same, the method of trading was changed. The British’s ancestors had successfully used the legacy of trading about 300 years ago in the Indo-Subcontinent and the Middle East but Truss and her colleagues have missed the chance in the 21st Century for that she is very upset. As far as China is concerned, the Chinese started their initiative gradually after 1983 and by 2005 China’s foreign investment and construction abroad exceeded $ 2 trillion. However, after the initiation of the belt and road initiative (BRI) these figures had increased sharply. Similarly, the foreign investment in China is growing rapidly due its pro-investment policies over the past decades. According to the UN Conference on Trade and Development, the foreign investment in the United States in 2020 was $ 134 billion while China received $ 163 billion during the same period. According to experts, the Chinese economy would be at the topmost position in the world by 2028.

The UK’s policy makers are preparing to target their former colonies by the means of British Investment Initiative (BII), however the world nations are aware of the wolf in the mask of lamb. Apparently, the British have missed the train while supporting the American agenda across the globe otherwise they may have some clients of their merchandise.

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