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The problem is China - a primer
In the big fat arguments over US politics that are
dominating the worldwide media, there’s a country whose name doesn’t remotely
get mentioned enough.
Why aren’t we talking about China more? China is a world
power with an aggressive economy and foreign policy, and its actions directly
threaten the West.
China’s economy is sucking jobs out of our countries as we
speak. By keeping their currency low pretty much everything Trump said about
China is true to a T, Chinese products are cheaper than Western products, which
forces companies to move their manufacturing facilities out of the West in
order to remain competitive.
To the North there’s Mongolia and Russia. Which are cold and it would necessitate a lot of long term terraforming to turn Siberia into enough arable land to keep the Chinese fed. Siberia has resources, but it also is part of Russia and China knows Russia is not an enemy she can yet reckon with. Getting army through the world’s biggest frozen forest? Yeah good luck with that. Nuking it? Well what the hell is going to grow there afterwards?
China has the highest population in the world who live under a totalitarian capitalist-communist system. These people need to be fed. China is the world’s biggest food importer. China needs food. And resources.
China is openly allied with Russia and is working with them in creating a pan-Asian alliance. This serves Putin just fine, because it gets China off his own back, and it gives Russia the economic aid it needs in its own pursuits (like leaving the petro dollar as reserve currency and returning to gold, which is a long term goal Russia and China share).
Now imagine if you will a world in which Russia gets the technological and financial clout of China behind its own military pursuits. A world in which Russia already has a nuclear glider that can hit London in 8 minutes and the US in 10.
How openly allied are Russia and China, you ask?
We have the president of
China straight out saying
This was a year ago. You may have noticed some interesting events
that happened ever since including and not limited to Chinese warships in the
Mediterranean and having common exercises with the Russian Navy.
Ask yourself- why isn’t anyone complaining about it?
China is making advances into Africa for resources. The African assault by migration we’re seeing right now serves China’s interests - it cripples Europe and it leaves space for the Chinese interests. The fall of South Africa is seen as a perfect opportunity for China to sweep in and pick up the pieces.
But nobody’s saying a damned thing about it are they?
Donald Trump was the first US president with the balls to say the problem is China. Have you noticed how nobody is talking about that? How many pundits on undisclosed payrolls have been railing on him for daring to say that?Truth of the matter is, there are no really easy answers to the China question.
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