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The geography of Chinese power

China has 
Large territory 
Large population 
Large and growing economy
All these provides reasons to become an empire. ' Empires rarely come about by design, they grow organically' Unlike wester 100 years ago, china is enlarging its influence worldwide now not by missioners and ideological spreading, but by its need to secure energy and other strategic resources for its big economy and enormous population. Thus, china built good refashions hips with energy rich countries. Now in the view of Beijing are - Central Asia, South Asia sea, Russian Far East, Indian Ocean and ect..  Xinjiang

- Turkic uighurs (45% of xinjiang population)
- rich of oil and gas
- the pipeline from Kazakhstan goes through xinjiang
Tibet
- Dalai Lama supported by India
- rich of copper and iron
- strategic border with India
*china and India are destined by geography to by enemies
Mongolia and Russian Far East 
- small population
- rich of natural resources and grass
- once was Chinese territory, so china may attack them back by investing in resources explorer, migration and army invention (crazy thinking if stupid Americans)  Myanmar:
- no resources
- but now china and India are condition on the building of port and pipeline for see oil Thailand - less less role
Malaysia and Singapore - a lot of Chinese ethnity
Indonesia - against china and follows USA

China uses ASEAN ( association of south East Asian nations) for its own benefits in trading in this region

Korean Peninsula 
China would like to see reunited Korea (even with dominated south Seul) cause: - the reunited Korea will not need American support and more likely to be together with china against Japan - possibility of economic takeover of the Tumen river region - where china, Russia and Korea can meet and build a port.

Army. China has the largest army in the world (1.6 million) but doesn't use it for intervention, only for earthquakes and Olympic Games.... 

China is...
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