Category Archives: China

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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Robert D. Kaplan on the Russia – China Rivalry

Savvy geographer and writer Robert D. Kaplan has had his eyes on developments in Central Asia since he published his influential essay and book, The Coming Anarchy, in the middle 1990s. Since that time a quiet but intense rivalry in … Continue reading

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China’s Junk-Rated Future

One Belt One Road: Leap Into the Uncertain Future China’s Mr. Xi has attained the pinnacle of one-man power in The Middle Kingdom. In order to achieve his ambition to make China the leading global power in economic, political, and … Continue reading

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China’s Growth is 100% Debt Driven

China leads the world in economic growth but that growth is 100% debt-driven. China’s recent $10 trillion in growth comes from $10 trillion in additional debt. … The instability of China’s credit-fueled, investment-focused growth strategy is—without a doubt—one of the … Continue reading

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The Lithium Calamity: Poison Mountain, Green Idiocracy

Who Wants to Follow China’s Long Toxic Walk? China has long been famous for its poisoned air, toxic rivers, and deadly soil. Now the aging dragon faces a new toxic calamity: a looming mountain of poisoned and unusable lithium batteries … Continue reading

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The Engineering Apocalypse: David Goldman “Spengler”

Update: Can the “Engineering Apocalypse” save China from its perfect storm? According to the South China Morning Post, the impending economic crisis is rooted in expansive fiscal policy, increased government spending, rising property values, extremely lax monetary policies, record-high bank … Continue reading

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China Preparing for Next Great Leap Forward?

Can China Reverse its Present Stall? China is experiencing an unexpected slowdown in its global ambitions. The very nature of economic growth in China has changed in an ominous way. A closer look at the fixed causes behind China’s unhealthy … Continue reading

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Astounding Ghost Towers of Shanghai

A dangerous proportion of China’s vaunted GDP is based upon capital misallocation, overproduction, and “broken window” style investments. The “demolish and build” cycle so prominent in many Chinese cities is only one case in point. The era of economic reform … Continue reading

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Emerging Ghost Malls, Hotels, Office Buildings and Cities of Africa

We usually think of China when contemplating “ghost cities” and other ghost real estate properties. But the Chinese propensity to build infrastructure far in advance of actual demand is not limited to the Middle Kingdom. The Chinese Communist Party wants … Continue reading

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The 3 Empires of the 21st Century

Just over 100 years ago at the dawn of the 20th century, the world was awash in empires. Once strong empires such as the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the Ottoman Empire, the Tsarist Russian Empire, The British Empire, The German Empire, The … Continue reading

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China Road to World Domination Hits Snags

… it’s almost certain that the amount of money that makes its way into Belt-and-Road projects will be significantly lower than advertised. Grand in ambition but short on details, Xi’s sweeping initiative may be better thought of as a “philosophy” … Continue reading

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“Chinese [and World] Financial Flaws Leading to War”

War is Coming Discussion of China’s multi-faceted predicament begins near the 33 minute mark in the video below. The speaker anticipates a cascading war encompassing most regions of the globe as a result of economic constraints in China (poor supply … Continue reading

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China’s Shaky Foundations: A World at Risk

Update: Undercover investigation reveals that despite government claims, China is digging a deeper hole for itself The world is watching China’s credit explosion, wondering how it will all end. It is a cold comfort that some of the same institutions … Continue reading

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Is China’s Goose Cooked? And Other Bedtime Stories

Economically, China needs a powerful recession to get rid of businesses being kept alive by loans. Politically, China can’t afford the cost of unemployment. The re-emergence of a dictatorship in China under President Xi Jinping should be understood in this … Continue reading

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Economically Stressed China Flirts With Nuclear War

A Chronic Economic Crisis Spurs Expansionist Impulses Deep stresses within China’s bubble economy are building, forcing Beijing to take a neoimperial posture toward weaker nations in its vicinity. Inevitably, if China expands too forcefully, it risks war of a radioactive … Continue reading

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China: One Yellow Brick Road Falling Behind Schedule

Once Referred to as the “One Belt One Road” (OBOR) Plan; Now More Properly Called the One Yellow Brick Road (OYBR) Plan One Yellow Brick Road (OYBR) Lost in the Poppyfields More than three years after Xi’s unveiling of the … Continue reading

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$1 Trillion Runs Away from China

China Suffered $1 Trillion Net Capital Outflow Reserves are Depleting Faster than Anticipated: Next Year Will be Worse Beijing has been engaging in dubious practices designed to hide the depletion of reserves caused by the support of the renminbi. For … Continue reading

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China’s Global Economic Leadership is a Fable

China is aging, wages are rising to uncompetitive levels, capital is fleeing, and the CCP is propping up a bubble economy that is losing ground. China’s economic importance [is] falling — not rising slowly, nor staying stable, but falling. …. … Continue reading

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Destroying These Threats Before They Destroy the Human Future

The Three Faces of Challenge Three powerful forces seek to dominate — or conquer — today’s world. Each of the three should be considered deadly enemies to an abundant and expansive human future. The tactics and strategies used to meet … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes: China Helps NATO Encircle a Russia in Decline

Beggars cannot be choosers, and a Putin besieged by both domestic economic woes and international isolation likely has no choice but to double-down on his bet on China. Of course, Russia’s strongman may have to kowtow to his … Chinese … Continue reading

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Coming for Your Women

Some claim that World War III is about capturing brains rather than territory, and there is some merit to the claim. But there are many ways to capture another nation’s brains. One way is to provide better working and living … Continue reading

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Shoddy Chinese Steel: Australia the Latest Chump

Why Did South Australia’s Power System Collapse and Blackout? 80% of fabricated steel from China is shoddy and not safe and fails Australian standards…[WTIA] One of the reasons that South Australia suffered a recent grid collapse and blackout is the … Continue reading

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Multiple Paths to Russia’s Decline

Russia’s decline extends through most of its infrastructure, from its demography to its schools, health system, roads, housing, electrical power grid, to its economy and financial infrastructure. Conditions have declined so far that Russian officials fear that something as small … Continue reading

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Realities

Realities of Crime Vengeful black mobs roam the streets of Charlotte, North Carolina, and other North American cities, killing, looting, raping, in the name of an imaginary genocide. The real colour of crime is of a different hue than is … Continue reading

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China Turns to Ukraine, CEE, and Finland/Scandinavia to Bypass Russia

Despite China’s close relationship with Russia, Ukraine’s rival, China has purchased outright and licensed a number of Ukrainian aviation and naval platforms, such as the ex Varyag aircraft carrier, the Zubr hovercraft and the An-178. Antonov itself has also provided … Continue reading

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