Category Archives: China

“a mirage in a desert that will soon entirely collapse”

… about 80% of Chinese people’s wealth is in the form of real estate, totaling over $65 trillion in value — almost twice the size of all G-7 economies combined. A significant slowdown could, therefore, have a substantial impact on … Continue reading

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China’s “S Curve” of Growth and Stagnation

Is China Already in Decline? The Chinese economy is not growing at 6.5 percent. It is probably growing by less than half of that. Not everyone agrees that the rate is that low, of course, but there is nonetheless a … Continue reading

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Lousy Chinese Schools Where “Everybody Cheats”

A quick search of the rankings of top world universities shows very few Chinese schools listed. Those which are ranked in the top 200 are very likely overrated due to the high levels of cheating which occur universally across China. … Continue reading

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China’s Decline Hits Positive Feedback Territory

Chinese economic growth continues to decline and it is feared China might even suffer a major recession because of the continued economic problems. __ Source Positive Feedback Decline in China? Slower growth in China means slower growth for the rest … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Real World, Suckas!

Smart Leaders Don’t Take Out Infrastructure Loans from China What It Means to Borrow Money From China Beijing readily loans money to country after country, making it possible for their governments to finance ambitious projects. But that also means that … Continue reading

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Does Russian GDP Rank Higher than China’s GDP?

By some rankings, Russian GDP per capita ranks 62nd in the world while China ranks 73d. According to World Bank statistics for 2017, Russia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita ranks 62nd in the world. __ Source Keep in mind … Continue reading

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Is Xi Jinping Bright Enough to Avoid War?

Highly placed members of the Chinese military are urging communist party leadership to attack the US Pacific fleet in a surprise “Pearl Harbor” style attack. “The United States is most afraid of death,” said Rear Admiral Luo Yuan on December … Continue reading

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China: Heavenly Mandate of Copper into Gold

Chinese Alchemy Symbolic of National Transformation? Chinese scientists achieved a feat of modern alchemy by transforming small quantities of copper into bacteria-sized grains of metal with catalytic properties similar to those of gold. This process may eventually produce enough “transformed … Continue reading

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Potholes Develop in One Belt One Road

More intelligent observers have begun to take a sceptical look at the nuts and bolts underlying Chairman Xi’s One Belt One Road “juggernaut.” Western press outlets have tended to cover the BRI as a triumphant PRC bid to remake global … Continue reading

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Japan Suddenly Becomes a Major Military Power Again

Japan Has Blue Water Position on China China has been creating artificial island fortresses in the South China Sea, but despite those advance bases, the dragon remains confined by the Japanese Islands, Taiwan, in part by South Korea, and the … Continue reading

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China Pursues Weapons with Abandon (Of the Economy)

Economy Before Military is a Better Rule to Follow Smarter rulers would have made certain of their economies before they put their nations in a military posture against the rest of the world. Scarcely a day goes by without hearing … Continue reading

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China is Riding the Storm Better than Russia

China’s Economic Slump Less Dangerous Than Russia’s Like the United States after the Great Financial Crisis in 2008, a Chinese financial crisis will lead to a nasty recession but not an economic collapse. GDP growth will likely recover after a … Continue reading

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Why President Trump is Determined to Spank Chairman Xi

Update: China’s Great Leap Backward China Enters a Stage of Vulnerability Here are some vulnerabilities, all of them affecting China’s economy and the Communist dictatorship’s ability to project power. Corruption challenges the dictatorship’s legitimacy. Managing the complex economy and addressing … Continue reading

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Who Will Help Russia Build Better?

Russia needs a lot of good men and good weapons to defend its vast and porous borders. Russia is falling behind on both. Who will help Russia to build more and better young men and weapons? Russia’s New Weapons Do … Continue reading

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Donald Trump: China’s Great White Grandfather

Chuan Da Ye People in the United States and other Western countries may have called Donald J. Trump a lot of different names, but in China, many people are addressing him as “Chuan Da Ye.” “Chuan” is the Chinese pronunciation … Continue reading

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Empty Towers on Debt Mountains: China’s Vulnerability

Until now, China has managed to keep its huge raft of nonperforming debt afloat thanks to capital inflows, as successive waves of quantitative easing pushed dollars into the world. A tighter dollar would seem to make the bursting of China’s … Continue reading

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Entering the New Chinese Warlord Era

Chinese warlords have appeared all throughout China’s history, springing up in times of turmoil to gain power, and sometimes establishing their own dynasty. Warlords are normally aggressive and ambitious, they want to gain power and will use any means necessary … Continue reading

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Xi Jinping’s Extreme Makeover: Marxism that Really Works!

China’s president-for-life Xi Jinping has turned to “born-again Marxism” in an effort to revise history and to re-shape national consciousness around a more malleable model that suits his purposes. … Xi and his supporters [are] now trying to use [Marx] … Continue reading

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China’s Marshmallow Days

China Economic Blockbuster Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain __ The Wizard of Oz (1939) Despite appreciable slowing of China’s economic growth rates, the Middle Kingdom is riding a glittering wave of apparent wealth. The dragon maintains … Continue reading

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China Loses Market Share… And Workers

China is no longer the manufacturer of first resort for a growing number of western importers. China is losing market share to upstarts, newcomers, and old grizzled rivals such as Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea. China is losing market share … Continue reading

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China-Style Bridge Collapse in Florida Raises Questions

Something was clearly wrong with the bridge. An engineer for bridge contractor FIGG noticed cracks in the structure two days before the collapse. But his message was overlooked until the day after the collapse. This Kind of Thing is Expected … Continue reading

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Pyramids Within Pyramids … Schemes and Scams

The Fractal Scams of Modern Chinese Society Today’s China is one fractal pyramid from top to bottom — from the lowest scale to the highest. “Scale Invariance” is a fractal property of an object, where its morphology is virtually identical … Continue reading

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What Really Scares China’s Leaders

Trump’s “Double Whammy” Spreads Fear in Beijing There has been a lot of nervous speculation in Beijing over the “single whammy,” Trump’s tax plan which reduces corporate taxes in the US, and makes it much easier for international companies to … Continue reading

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An Important Distinction: GDP Growth vs. Economic Growth

Real GDP Growth in China 3% or Less It is actually much worse than China expert Michael Pettis explains below: GDP growth is not the same as economic growth. Consider two factories that cost the same to build and operate. … Continue reading

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The Chinese Century Is Already Over

A Workforce Already Shrinking The working age population of China is shrinking so quickly that wages are being forced upward, driving many overseas investors to look to other nations to do their offshore manufacturing. A country needs a fertility rate … Continue reading

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