Are you asking this question to attract attention? If not, it would be ridiculous. You should open your eyes and read more newspapers. On the contrary, China is very powerful, but there is no need to be afraid. New China is the only big country that has not invaded other countries so far.
In my opinion, measuring whether a country is strong should not only focus on one aspect, but an all-round and multi-level summary. It is understandable that China may have misled you by its strategy of keeping low profile, I will give you a brief introduction from the four aspects of economy, politics, culture and military, focusing on the reasons why China is not weak.
After the reform and opening up, China's GDP index has increased at an average annual rate of more than 9% in the past 30 years. It is the fastest growing and largest economic entity in history. In 2010, China's GDP exceeded that of Japan, ranking second in the world. In 2019, China's total exports accounted for 13.2% of the world's total and its imports accounted for 10.8% of the world's total. It became the world's largest trading country and the largest trading partner of 140 countries in the world.
Whether it is the 2008 US financial crisis or the economic downturn caused by the epidemic, China has taken the lead in achieving positive growth and injected strong vitality into the world economy.
Ningbo Zhoushan port shown in the figure is the largest port in the world and one of the top ten ports in the world. The annual throughput of Los Angeles port, the largest container port in the United States, is 43.3 million TEUs, and its throughput is only 7.8 million TEUs, which is one thirtieth of that of Ningbo port.
Proceeding from the basic national conditions, the successful experience of the Communist Party of China in adhering to the road of socialism with Chinese characteristics has confirmed the correctness of this choice, provided a new choice for countries and nationalities in the world who want to accelerate development and maintain independence, and promoted China's wisdom and China's solution to many human problems.
In 1949, about 80% of Chinese were illiterate. At present, the net enrollment rate of primary school-age children in China has reached 99.95%, and the gross enrollment rate of junior middle school has exceeded 100%. As a country with a population of 1.4 billion, China's education has developed rapidly in the past 40 years, and the enrollment rate of school-age children has exceeded the average level of middle and high-income countries in the world.
In 1950, under the literacy campaign, rural teachers taught farmers to read, which was completely free.
In 2018, China had more than 210000 compulsory education schools with nearly 150 million students, accounting for almost half of the total population of the United States.
How important is education in China? In China, education is regarded as the basic responsibility of the government. A special law passed in 1986 stipulates that nine years of compulsory education must be implemented. In 2001, China popularized nine-year compulsory education and basically eliminated illiteracy among young and middle-aged people. The time required for China to popularize nine-year compulsory education was about one quarter of that in the United States and one sixth of that in France.
If you go to China, you will find that everyone can read. This achievement is difficult to achieve in many countries, such as India.
4. In the military field, I think this will lead to discussion on the so-called China threat theory.
With 2 million soldiers, the Chinese people's Liberation Army is the largest army in the world. It ranks second in military expenditure and military strength.
Thanks to a large number of domestic research on military informatization and modernization, China has been able to independently manufacture a large number of new weapons such as aircraft carriers and China. 550 destroyers, j-20 stealth fighters and Dongfeng 41 intercontinental missiles have greatly improved the attack and defense capabilities of the people's Liberation Army.
The military's technology and strength are basically ahead of other countries outside the United States, and have caught up with or even surpassed in some fields, such as hypersonic missile technology.
But this is only the appearance, not the inside. You know, the West defined China a long time ago: China is a civilization disguised as a country.
So, what is China's most powerful weapon? It's the people.
Why is China so strong? Because of the people.
China is a great country because it has a great people.
Only with the support of the people can the Communist Party gain a foothold in China and defeat its powerful enemy.
Why do people support the Communist Party? Because the Communist Party has the same goals, the same enemies and, more importantly, the same interests.
The scale of China's war of liberation is amazing all over the world. Huaihai battle is one of the three most important battles in the war of liberation and a miraculous battle at the peak of the war. How did the evaluation of "miracle" come from? At that time, on the day of the end of the Huaihai Campaign, former Soviet leader Stalin wrote in his notebook: Defeating 800000 with 600000 was a real miracle.
At that time, the Communist Party of China had only 600000 troops. After a long battle, it was almost exhausted. In addition to correct command, its weapons, equipment and logistics are far behind the Kuomintang army.
The Kuomintang troops in this area are quite different. They are very powerful. They have many generals from military academies, advanced American technology and equipment, and comprehensive mechanized troops. They brought together the most elite combat backbones of the national army. However, it was such a huge difference that everyone thought they had a chance to win, but the main force of the national army was dramatically lost to the people's Liberation Army in this battle.
This miracle stems from the fact that tens of millions of migrant workers and people in the liberated areas have firmly supported the 600000 people's Liberation Army. With their flesh and blood, they have opened up the second battlefield and the first line, which has become an important reason for winning this battle.
According to incomplete statistics, in this battle, a total of 5.43 million migrant workers were dispatched, including more than 88000 large and small vehicles, 206000 stretchers, 305000 pickaxes, more than 8000 ships, 767000 livestock and 960 million kilograms of military shoes and food. Millions of pairs of bullets and more than 3 million tons of ammunition were transported, more than 120000 wounded were transferred, and more than 100000 young people joined the army.
This simple cart is China's "C-5 Galaxy", which transports supplies for the whole battle.
Countless ordinary people have created an amazing transportation capacity comparable to that of the US military logistics with their simple trolleys and pick-up poles, which is the most powerful place in China.
In the combat support area of more than 3000 kilometers, trunk roads and waterways are intertwined, and military stations, civilian stations, railway stations and casualty transfer stations are dotted, forming a front-line support network. Most of the adult men and women from all villages and households went to the front line to carry stretchers and transport materials, and some even directly participated in the war. They were bombed by planes overhead and threatened by mines under their feet. Their machine guns were deafening and in danger of falling at any time, but they could not stop them from moving forward.
In the whole process, the team was not coerced, intimidated and supervised. Most of them spontaneously went to the front line as the whole family. The father was shot and fell, the son continued to transport, the husband died and the wife took over.
There is a famous ancient Greek myth called "the death of Aetna". It is said that Aetna is a hero. As long as he stays on the ground, he can obtain unlimited power from the earth mother. He is invincible, but as long as he leaves the ground, he will lose power immediately.
Hercules, another hero, found his fatal weakness. In their struggle, when Aetna was off the ground, Hercules held Aetna high and finally killed Aetna. This story tells people that any powerful power, if it leaves the most fundamental source of power, will gradually wear out and become fragile.
The relationship between the state and the people is the same as that between Aetna and the earth. It cannot be separated for a moment. Once separated from the people, the country will lose its source of strength. This is the secret of China's strength.
At its peak, the Soviet Union had 1.99 million troops, 451000 naval main battle tanks, 55000 armored combat vehicles, 63000 armored combat vehicles, 29000 artillery, 1398 intercontinental missiles and 1690 strategic fighters. In addition, there were 250000 border troops and 350000 domestic troops. When the military power was enough to destroy half the earth, they collapsed. Was it because the Soviet Union was not strong enough? No, it's the western ideological strategy that makes them abandon the people.
The Soviet Union's military and industrial strength was not weak, but it did not pay attention to maintaining close ties with the people, which was an important reason for the collapse of the Soviet Communist Party. He was once the "big brother" of the international communist movement. At that time, he had 200000 party members, united the people and won the victory of the October Revolution; When he had nearly 20 million Party members, he finally lost the people because he separated from the people. The support of the masses led to the collapse of the regime and the disintegration of the country. The lesson is very profound.
China is strong, but there is no need to be afraid, because China's strength is based on the support of the people. China's sustained strength is based on safeguarding its own legitimate interests, safeguarding national integrity and protecting the people. There is a Chinese saying: when a friend comes, there is good wine, when the enemy comes, there is a shotgun. If a country launches farmers who only like farming to pick up guns and attack them, the conclusion is that the country has broken into the farmer's farm or hurt his family.