China has been a notorious neighbour to all its 14 neighbours. It is known for its dirty tactics of threatening, grabbing and usurping land and sea territories that are not its own. Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Philippines, Indonesia Vietnam, India, Bhutan and others have territorial disputes with China (Luce, Hickey and Johnson, 2015). It is known to grab land by using its advantageous position of massive trade with nations to back off and agree to its orders. The recent Doklam plateau stand-off with India is one such case where it is threatening India with war like statements by using its military power and arms strength. Such notorious attitude is the reason why many neighbours unite stronger than before to isolate China. Land grabbing continuation could be regarded as a united front against China, which can backfire the nation with multiple sanctions.
China’s trade relations with the US are to be trickled down, as indicated by Trump who wants to address the ridiculous trade deficit of $360 billion. This is a major economic issue to be faced by China, as it could make import tariffs being introduced on US imports to reduce the deficit (Singh and Dube, 2013). Besides, the US is seeking to rebuild its domestic market through mass investments in infrastructure and manufacturing, which can threaten Chinese hegemony in serving US factories and labours to US multinationals.
China’s internal debt situation is seen to be worsening. Because of the censorship of media, the intrinsic facts are always hidden. It needs to clear its debt burden which had catapulted during the last two decades. And it must reinvest its own stabilisation programs (Martell, 2007). It has been rather active in registering a global mark than to fix internal issues. Overt greed of China’s political power to reinstate the nation to its imperial glory is fuelling unethical acts across the globe.
Terrorism has not been a major issue with China. But as the media censors, many news incidents of terror are suppressed by the government. For example, its terrorism threat in Xianjing region which is largely inhabited by Muslims is growing silently. And it would have to contain this rise with a resolute stand. It will need international support in eliminating terror from its soil, as intelligence sharing plays a key role in arresting terrorism.