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Conflicts between several countries against China have since grown over territorial matters with the communist nation’s expansionist views. Fears of a possible world war 3 have been raised again as a former intelligence chief in Germany has warned that China is progressing with its takeover of the world.
Former chief of Germany’s Federal Intelligence Service Gerhard Schindler has warned the country to “curb” its dependence on Beijing as well as placing a ban on Chinese telecommunications company Huawei from the 5G network. Schindler’s comments also come as world leaders are growing increasingly concerned with China’s expansionist efforts over the South China Sea and the communist nation’s human rights and military violations in the contested waters.
“China is going about things very cleverly, very quietly, but all the same with an astonishingly consistent strategy, and it is a concern that we in Europe hardly notice this dominant behavior,” said Schindler to the Times. “Our stance towards China has been dominated by business relations. We need to reconsider that. We are partly dependent on China, for example, with our car industry. But you can’t ease this dependence by becoming more dependent, we should strive to be less dependent.”
The Foundation of the Defense of Democracies has also warned of China’s approach to Europe, most especially Germany. According to senior fellow of the foundation Emily de la Bruyere, Beijing views the European continent as a possible battleground of World War 3. De la Bruyere also told Fox News that Beijing thinks Germany would become the “linchpin” in that worldwide conflict.
Should a world war 3 happen, China may have found itself an ally in another authoritarian-ruled country, Russia. Should China and Russia form an alliance in the possible conflict, their military forces would easily outnumber the United States’ military, with three times as many resources in their stockpile, including nuclear weapons.
It also happens that both nations have very strained relations with the US, with Russia being accused of interfering in the upcoming presidential elections. Both nations have already welcomed the idea of forming an alliance with each other with Beijing’s foreign ministry spokesperson saying that there is no limit to the extent of their cooperation with each other.