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At least there is hope that China will moderate its views.

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Submitted by Jason (United States), Mar 23, 2006 at 10:54

If given the choice, China is definitely the better option. At least China is moing toward more individual liberty. Yes, it has been in fits and starts, but let's compare China today to the China of the Nixon trip. Big difference.

In the long term, I think China has a greater chance of becoming a partner rather than an adversary. You can't have economic freedom without political freedom. Increasing the former automatically leads to the latter. In the Muslim world, there is neither economic or political freedom. That is why China will change peacefully of its own accord, but the Islamofacists will have to be changed violently, by a Western boot.

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