Rei Tanotsuka, Entrepreneur (2018-present)
I find this question to be a reflection of what is fundamentally wrong with humanity rather than an economical one.
Rei Tanotsuka - 企业家(2018年至今)
The following is ofc, not a blanket statement of every single Chinese person vs every single person of another nation, but if we look at the general philosophy behind each country, we can adduce a consistent thread of thought. This is what I will address.
There is no organic system that survives in complete autonomy and in competition.
We are made up of biological systems to create this entity we call “human”, though seemingly, one unit, it is nevertheless a cooperative mechanism.
If we expand this further, we would not have survived infancy without the aid of, especially a mother.
We would have none of the comforts that we now have, if each grown up worked in complete isolation and did not absorb or collaborate with another, but sabotaged each other's achievements. It is this collective body, that forms a country or society.
A country can, depending on the natural resources available, survive independently. China, has historically been of this model.
It has resources, it has a force of clever citizens who invented many things, enough for pure autonomy. Like I have said in my other posts, China has never engaged in colonisation in the manner of the West, where stealing and a zero sum game is the only way to survive.
The 300 year reign of the West, gave rise to the perversion of cooperation and freedom by instilling authoritarianism as its mandate of conquer.
Even right now, China can start resting on its laurels of being another Asian miracle economy and pride itself on lifting half its population out of poverty in 40 years, but it is still working hard. It will not hit the perfect pitch on the first try, but it is always striving to be the best version of itself rather than trying to be better than someone else.
Why instead of asking “How can we compete with China?”, wouldn't it be apt to ask “What improvements does my country need? “
Happiness does not come in a GDP figure.
Having hope rests with having a tunnel built in the country side so that transportation in the snowy winter is possible (Dulong in China had a tunnel built in 2014 so that the locals could travel in Winter).
It's going from living in a shack to everyone having a basic home with running water and electricity.
Gino Berker, Describing unique things about China
I assume this question is related to the US.
STOP burning your tax payers hard earned dollars on wars. This makes only a couple of dozen companies rich.
STOP telling other countries who they can have trade with. This world does NOT belong to the US. It never did.
STOP messing around in South America. The reason why so many immigrants are having no future in their own land is the US.
STOP wars, use your brain, question ALL politicians. ASK them where 3 trillion USD has gone in the last couple decades.
America was one a great place. It embraced all the creative brains and people with dreams and gave them the opportunity to add to the society.
START to ask why you do not have a free health system
START demanding that politicians work for you
START demanding that lobbyists in Washington have no say anymore. Or do you see any lobbyists working for your interests?
START demanding from politicians to focus on EDUCATION. Without this China and other Asian countries will have you for breakfast.
William Zhang, B.S Mechanical Engineering & Animation, Drexel University College of Engineering (2022)
The best way to compete with China is by fixing our own home first. If we can’t even fix even our own home, then we have no right to talk about others. What’s the best way to fix our own home? Here are three things that can instantly improve our domestic situation: Caring about the lower to middle class of citizens, revival in STEM education, and health care reform. With health care reform, we can finally knock the bottommost of the Maslow’s pyramid away. That way, the U.S. citizens(mostly lower to middle class) can finally focus on more productive things.
William Zhang - 德雷塞尔大学工程学院机械工程与动画学士
Since STEM is the future of society, it would be the best to have more focus on it again. The U.S. did achieve it during the Apollo missions years, and if it wants to compete with China now, it has to revive that.
Finally, the best way to get a leg above China is by… actually developing further trade with them, right. Encourage each citizens to travel to the other country! (Huh? Why are you guys all surprised?) That way, more ideas can travel between the two great nations. More ideas, more innovation!
Mutualism is much better in the long run than competition.
How can we compete with China?
If by “we” you mean the USA, then you can’t. Your governments have neglected maintaining & renewing the USA’s critical infrastructure for trade. USA manufacturers have failed to maintain & modernise, and reinvest in their means of production. Because of the USA’s lack of funding and inequity in education the USA is unable to maintain, repair or rebuild its infrastructure, and facilitate innovation in product.
Paul Clifford - 自动系统架构师
As President Jimmy Carter stated recently: if the USA hadn’t wasted trillions of US$ in instigating wars to make the rich richer, and had instead invested in the USA, like the Chinese have invested in China, then the USA could compete in the global economy.
Steven Mak, former Manager, Software (1997-2003)
Why do we have to compete with China? Does beating China mean it will benefit the world, or just us? In sports, you need to improve your skills, and you never be like Tanya Harding. In business, you seek the talents to help your business grow, a good plan and strategy is helpful, but lying about the product of the other company is dangerous is dishonorable.
Steven Mak - 前软件经理(1997-2003年)
Xamba Yangzoim, Armchair General (2015-present)
Heed what president Carter had to say, stop being an empire and having wars all over the world. That was how Roman empire collapsed due to over extension.
Stop trading with China and the rest of the world. Sure we would suffer reduction of living standard initially but we would have more jobs and more importantly a sense of hope and opportunity. That is what makes a country tick because it drives us working hard. Working hard will lead to prosperity.