In the last five hundred years, there have been 16 times when an emerging fast-growing state has tried to replace a superpower, 12 times resulted in war.
The United States has imposed a number of sanctions on China over its actions in Hong Kong. Earlier, the North China Sea conflict, Taiwan crisis, or the Huawei conflict, the two world powers are at war with each other, and forty years later, the world fears of another Cold War.
The current US-China rift is similar to the US-Russia Cold War for six reasons.
1. Both countries have different political systems. The United States is a liberal democracy, while China is a proponent of communist socialism, and both countries are now successfully managing their own systems.
2- This is a war of supremacy and superiority of two opposing political systems.
3. Both countries claim the supremacy of their system and their traditions and values, and consider their political system better for the world.
4. It is a vast and multifaceted war of global rise and influence.
5. After the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States, the world is once again being divided into different blocs, and this division will again be political, geographical, and ideological. (Maybe more than two blocs, the EU may prefer to remain neutral under the leadership of Germany)
6- Neither side is in a position to fight a clear and unequivocal war.
After the collapse of the Soviet Union, when the great period of tension passed, the Cold War ended, the world transformed into unipolar, and the United States emerged as the only superpower. When the United States maintained its monopoly, including the New World Order, the balance of power shifted totally towards the United States. But the ingenious progress that China has made in every field over the past two decades has hurt the US monopoly and pushed the world rapidly towards a new Cold War.
The Western world, including the United States, certainly raises the slogan of the free market, but the same free-market rules have died in front of China’s giant Huawei’s 5G project. The way the US has imposed sanctions on Huawei is by no means justified. It should be noted that the Chinese company Huawei is far ahead of all competitors in technology, including the United States. So if China launches 5G, it has the potential to make billions of dollars in profits and capture a larger market than other competitors.
The European Union has signaled its acceptance of the new direction for its own interests by recognizing China as a major power. But in the wake of its recent secession from the European Union and its nationalism, the United Kingdom, on the orders of the United States, has imposed sanctions on Huawei’s 5G products and equipment. This is clear evidence that the United Kingdom joined the anti-China camp.
The source of the war between the United States and the Soviet Union was military and political superiority, but the real competition between the United States and China is economic, which means trade, investment, technological superiority, and strategic industries are the real center of the competition. At its height, the Soviet Union accounted for only 40 percent of the total GDP of the United States at that time, but China is already at 65 percent and is growing further. So the real battle between the two countries is over economic supremacy.
The United States and China alone account for 40 percent of the world’s trade. The two countries trade billions of dollars between each other (while the Soviet Union and the United States had almost no trade). If the two are intertwined, the world’s economic system will have disastrous impacts and the world will be on a path of never-ending recession.
Although the field of the Cold War is vast with potential for global trade and new alliances, the real focus of its gravity has shifted from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. This time, the focus of the war is not Europe but Asia, and Asian countries, including Indo-Pak, are key players in the game. And if there is a possibility of formal or small-scale clashes, they are in the Pacific, where the interests of the two powers are at odds.
This time, China is playing its cards more beautifully than the Soviet Union. China has invested heavily in African countries, including industrial infrastructure, roads, ports, and railways. It is also able to meet the huge demand for oil and gas from Africa and is in a position to benefit directly from African resources. China’s domestic and foreign relations are stronger and more stable than those of the Soviet Union. There is currently no prospect of major competition with Russia. China has important trade relations with Europe. Pakistan is an important ally of China in SAARC countries including Sri Lanka and Nepal. China has already strengthened its ties with the five fastest-growing economies (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) by forming the BRICS.
US plus points include Japan, the disputed islands of China, the South China Sea, Taiwan, and India. The United States is trying to use these countries in its siege against China. It is also in a position to use its influence against China, including the United Nations. The Western media is already criticizing China over human rights abuses in Hong Kong by Uighur Muslims in the US.
China’s One Belt One Road is actually China’s most important weapon, because the roads that China plans to build by 2049, one of which is CPEC, can change the geography of the world. The Eurasian term has already gained popularity with the merging of roads and maritime routes between Europe and Asia, and perhaps this is why the European Union is relatively leaning towards China.
The two world powers, however, cannot go to open war, and the focus of this war will be economic sanctions and economic advantage. The Huawei conflict, the complete shutdown of Western media in China, social media restrictions, and the role of the Great Cyber Wall in this war are symbolically the same as the Berlin Wall of Germany during the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States.
US President Donald Trump has come to power with the slogan of “Make America Great Again” and Chinese President Xi Jinping, who claims to bring China back to its original place, are both ambitious presidents. China is now making bold decisions to assert its importance, rather than quietly developing. The Ladakh issue with India also speaks volumes about Chinese intentions. In the wake of the global recession of 2008-9, China openly criticized Western capitalism and offered its own socialist system as an alternative.
This war is a war of economy, technology, cyber or fifth-generation war. This is not a cold war but a soft war. The United States will continue to impose sanctions on China, and China will continue to ally itself with many other countries, including Iran, and whatever the outcome of this war, like the first Cold War, it can be nerve-wracking, after which the world will never be unipolar.
Russia Released the video of the “TSAR BOMBA” (King of Bombs) Explosion
Russia has released a video of the world’s most powerful explosion, which was carried out experimentally in October 1961 during the Soviet era. It was actually a hydrogen bomb with an explosive power of 3,300 times that of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima.
The bomb, dubbed the “Tsar Bomba” (King of Bombs), was dropped on an island near the North Pole and detonated in the air at an altitude of 4 km above the ground.
With an explosive power of 50 megatons (50 million tons) of TNT, this hydrogen bomb is considered to be the most powerful bomb in human history, designed by the famous Soviet scientist Andrei Sakharov. This is the same Andrei Sakharov who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1975 after defecting from the Soviet Union.
The 40-minute video was uploaded to YouTube by the Russian Atomic Energy Agency a few days ago, in which the countdown to the bombing begins at 22 minutes and 22 seconds:
The blast was so intense and large that it could be seen from a distance of a thousand kilometers, while its heat was felt at a distance of 250 kilometers.
The cloud formed by the explosion of this hydrogen bomb was so high that it reached an altitude of about 700 km, that is, the point where the Earth’s atmosphere ends and space begins.
We don’t know if there is an even more powerful hydrogen bomb in the world, but we do know that it was the most powerful experimental explosion in human history.
It should be noted that the original and technical name of the hydrogen bomb is “thermonuclear bomb”, the explosion of which emits tremendous energy in the form of light, heat, and shock waves but the emission of radioactive rays is much lower than that of a normal atomic bomb.
Father Sold his Daughter To Buy A Smartphone and Motorcycle
We often fall in with stories on social media and news channels highlighting the brutal face of the mentally sick people of the society.
Although, the crime rate has been declined amidst the coronavirus pandemic but a few people are out there to show their bestiality to the world by committing heinous conduct.
According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), an average of 80 murders, 289 abductions, and 91 rapes were reported across the country in 2018 in India on a daily basis.
A new heart-wrenching incident took place in the Chikkaballhar district of India. An inexorable father sold his daughter, who was only three years old, to buy a smartphone and motorcycle.
He sold his daughter to a childless couple for INR 100,000. And he bought a smartphone for INR 15,000 and a motorcycle for INR 50,000 with the money he got.
The parents had tried to sell the baby to a family in Bengaluru when she was born, but their plan failed as the hospital authority meddled. After this, another person got the wind of the situation and made a deal with them on the behest of a childless couple in another village.
After the man used all the money, his neighbor grew skeptical, and they found out that his daughter had not been at home. They informed the police who inquired some villagers including the mother of the baby. The child welfare committee found the girl and a case has been filed against the couple.
The father took to his heel but the mother was incarcerated. The authority interrogated her and she brought to the light that her husband had intimidated her that’s why she allowed selling her daughter.
What could be the rhyme and reason that goaded the parents to sell their own blood? Either they are mentally sick or the financial problems made them sell their three years old baby.
Why Shouldn’t Pakistan Accept Israel?
Israel is a completely illegitimate state and was created by occupying Muslim territories. The blood of millions of Muslims was shed for the establishment of this state. Due to which the Muslim world did not establish relations with Israel and refused to recognize it, calling it an illegitimate state. But gradually some Muslim countries continued to accept it under the pressure of the USA or some personal interests. Some Muslim countries have recognized Israel while many countries have opposed this state, of which Pakistan is at the top. A few other Muslim countries also want to establish relations with Israel but have not yet dared to take such a step due to the fear of retaliation from their public. This illegitimate state of Israel was established on a purely ideological basis, so our differences with it are also ideological.
Pakistan is also an ideological state, the ideological basis of which is only Islam. Pakistan came into existence in the name of Islam and in the name of this religion, the people here got freedom. The survival of this country also lies in protecting Islamic ideology. If we look at the relations of Pakistan with other states, then the ideology of Islam is also driven in them and we establish relations with other states on an ideological basis. One of the states’ relations is with Israel. To date, Pakistan has not recognized Israel and before the current government, no one talked about recognizing this illegitimate state, let alone thought about it. But some members of the current government have spoken out, and Asma Hadid, a female member of parliament, has openly called for recognition of Israel and has brutally distorted Islamic references.
However, our relationship with Israel is purely ideological. Some people say that we should establish relations with Israel because it will benefit us. We should not be hostile to Israel for no reason. What has it done to us? What is our enmity with it? We must build relations with this country in view of our gains and losses. Such objections or arguments are often heard by our thinkers regarding the recognition of Israel. In the service of these gentlemen, it is kindly requested that ideology is also something. Religion, creed, and nation also have a status, Islamic brotherhood is also important topics of Islam. Should we put them all behind us for our small gain and loss? How much economic benefit will we get from establishing relations with Israel? What progress will we make? What benefits can Israel provide us that no other country is able to give us?
We are not making progress because of our poor policies, corruption, and mistakes. This is not to blame for the deterioration of relations with Israel. By establishing relations with Israel, we will not be able to gain any material benefit because our past experiences show that we have established relations with the United States. We have relations with many other countries but we are still in turmoil. We couldn’t get anything out of anyone. Therefore, by establishing relations with Israel as well, we will not be able to achieve anything but stifling our ideology. This will only hurt the interests of the Muslim Ummah and will demoralize the countries that are against Israel.
Therefore, we must protect our ideas and persevere them, and work with patience and perseverance in the face of any difficulties or troubles that may arise. We must put the interests of the Muslim Ummah before the petty personal interests. If all Muslim countries had taken the stand together and stood up against Israel, it would not have the courage to look up to Muslim countries today. But the Muslim countries’ own weaknesses gave it strength. Now the UAE has established relations with Israel and put back the interests of the Muslim Ummah and Islamic ideology. It remains to be seen how much they get benefits and how much relief they bring to the Palestinians.
It is futile to expect any good from non-Muslims, especially Jews and Christians. Therefore, Muslims should emphasize unity among themselves. Brotherhood and love should be promoted.
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