Who is America's greater ally?
Who put China? Has this individual any sense of American foreign relations?
Japan we have bases over there
No question Japan. American-Chinese relations are rather tense. China has been active in trying to expand its territorial possessions in the East China Sea and South China Sea and has been labeled a destabilizing force in the region. China has been
active in the cyber war and routinely attempts to hack US agencies. China is also always attempting to steal US technology.
SKINNER - that's sort of what the Q is getting at. Depending on whose side you're on, their actions are either "destabilizing" or "important for Chinese prosperity." China is a way bigger supporter of US econ both through debt underwriting and buying
US manufactured goods. Do they try to steal US tech? Sure, but the Japanese mastered this tactic in the 60s-80s. All in all, China is both a better and more important ally to the US.
I strongly disagree. The United States and Japan have very friendly relations and meanwhile China and America constantly condemn one another and back differing interests. Japanese people also are much closer in the US orbit
"The United States and Japan have very friendly relations and meanwhile China and America constantly condemn one another and back differing interests" Do you mind asking yourself why that is? What does condemning China - or them us serve?
I don't know what you mean by "closer orbit" though.
The one we dropped nukes on
China is a bigger trading partner, but we actually have a military alliance with Japan, and bases on their soil.
Agree on the mil ally part, although it might be helpful to recall why we have that base there.
Oh, trade ally definitely agree.
Japan brought us some awesome video games. The final fantasy series at least were developed over there and then produced in America later. I'll gladly ally with the country who brought us final fantasy, kupo.
I would argue China.
I would wonder why?
China underwrites america's debt, is a massive trade partner with us for everything from pharma to cars to...well just about everything we manufacture. They buy more American goods than any non-North American country.
This is is exactly why I disagree with you: www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5353313 . In essence, by artificially keeping the value of their currency low, China's been stealing business from us for years.
MAJ - completely concede the yuan. I wonder though if that has had the negative impact that Japanese products had on manufacturing from really the 60s, but taking off in the 70s/80s?
Actually America owns the biggest share of America's debt.
China is the biggest FOREIGN holder at 8% and Japan is just behind at 7%.
Might try checking your opinion against the facts. Just a thought.