Debt-trap diplomacy has led to some fearful authors and officials comparing modern China to Nazi Germany. While it is clear that the U.S. has disagreements with China, we have failed to keep a strong military presence in the Asia-Pacific, and continue to have conflicting views with ourselves on the open internet and cyber security. By having so many restrictions on technology, it causes an appearance that China has these secretive tech operations only available to their citizens. When the reality is that those in the U.S. aren’t allowed access due to trade and business restrictions. While these issues can be an annoyance and cause disruption, it does not call for China to be considered a global threat.
The Crossroads of Special Operations