Unless the UK, US, and EU deal with China NOW, they risk a “very unpleasant CENTURY.”
According to one expert, if the West does nothing to stop China’s aggression, China would have “all the cards.”
Tobias Ellwood, a Tory MP and the Chair of the House of Commons Defence Select Committee, maintained that the UK, the US, and the European Union must work together to overcome their difficulties with China. Mr Ellwood cautioned in an interview with This website that if the West fails to find a solution to China’s aggression, the communist nation could find itself in a strong position. He went on to say that if China became more powerful, the West would have a very bad century.
“We’re still coming to terms with what we need to do about China,” Mr Ellwood said.
“In my opinion, the world is splintering into two conflicting areas of influence, which is really problematic.
“We have approximately four to five years to figure out what the West needs to do to cooperate with and allow China and the rest of the globe to collaborate gracefully.
“If we don’t find a solution, we’ll be so powerless that China will control everything.
“That, I believe, is going to make for a very unhappy century.” Mr Ellwood also warned that China’s growing ties with Russia would be problematic.
With Russia’s help, he suggested, China may become more confident and perhaps aggressive on the world stage.
“If the West goes to the point of military war, this will be the true test.
“In the context of China’s military expansion, they now have the largest armed force, at least in terms of numbers.
“They’re working on a fifth-generation fast jet and building aircraft carriers at the same time.
“They’re also joining up with Russia, which is another distraction in the struggle we’re up against.” Russian troops arrived in China earlier this week ahead of the two countries’ first major military training.
The exercises are claimed to be aimed at ensuring regional security and stability, as well as maintaining Beijing-Moscow relations.
The drills will take place from August 9 to 13, and will last for five days.