The world is striving to strike a balance in the lives of men and women to produce results that are conducive to the common interests of the world and particularly its population. None of the nations today wish to revisit the horrors of the Colonial era which remains afresh even today.
The horrors of colonialism culminated in the nuclear bombing of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki cities of Japan. Since then there has been a different economic war pursued by nations. The economic war has been defined by the partnership that was sealed between the US and China.
The world’s technology hub is the US which creates world’s most sophisticated technologies, whereas China is the world’s production house. In the post-Colonial world, and this information age in particular, the world is witnessing an aggressive call for development from the underdeveloped and developing countries to the nations that have better resources at their disposal to change their narrative of growth.
While the world’s progressive 4, US, Britain, Russia and France have seen their colonial ambitions wither away with time, the world is witnessing a paraphernalia of the Chinese defined pseudo-colonialism.
China has sealed pacts with many east-Asian nations, which includes Maldives now among its allies. Pakistan has embraced its OBOR, while Nepal, West Asian nations and African countries have extended a welcoming hand towards the economic initiatives of China.
Pakistan is the only nation that is witnessing the most prominent public outrage over the fears of letting in a coloniser through a back channel. The fears are not dreams that may not have any substance.
The Chinese have a new agenda to meet and prepare a minimum common programme with political ideologies around the globe to meet its economic expansionist agenda. The Maoist philosophy also believes is economic accession of territories to be precise.
The Chinese initiative to promote global trade partnerships backed by military might, is nothing short of modern colonialism. The Chinese colonialism is the outcome of the protectionist trade and development model followed by the leading nations of the world that pursued a policy of keeping the technologies produced by them and investing their capital only where they saw returns.
While today the global capital health is being seen to rise and stabilise, the lesser developed parts of the world are aligning with the Chinese and will follow a different route altogether.
The penetration that the Chinese seek to gain by helping other economies to grow themselves with Chinese aid will put their sovereignty at a risk, where the Chinese will stand in a position to exercise undue influence and disrupt the global diplomatic patterns altogether.
This may be apprehended if and only if the super 4 nations realise their obligation to open up to the world and pay for the colonial gains they made all these years. The super 4 will have to forge multi-polar alliances to expand trade and shun protectionist economics, while investing in lesser developed economies to contribute to the global wealth.
The policies need to provide inclusiveness to the nations that are lagging behind in the information age, while the Chinese get balanced when they see the other nations acting in a consorted effort to bring the globe at par with the rest.
If the Chinese achieve what they get, they will exercise enormous influence over the world and will also be in position to dictate the international politics. There is greater need today to act to promote regional alliances and promote growth in the neglected corners of the world before China becomes their saviour.