Category Archives: China

Inside the “China Model”

The “China Model” of government is being promoted widely in political circles as an explanation for China’s economic rise over the past 40 years. US billionaire and presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg is among the latest to advocate this system. But … Continue reading

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Selling the Rope to be Hanged By: Then and Now

This is a tale of two suicides — one averted in the 1980s, the other in progress with an uncertain fate. The subject of both suicides is the same: western civilisation. The means of both suicides is the same: selling … Continue reading

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Europe in the Middle: “Gotta Serve Somebody”

Europe is excessively dependent upon outsiders for its defence, for its energy, for its technology, and increasingly for its workforce. Without a change in direction, the “foundations of Europe’s society and its values will come under increasing strain, as relying … Continue reading

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Unbelievable Example of Self-Sabotage

China has pulled itself up significantly, by the “open sewer” definition. But now it is threatening to go backward. Since the late 1970s, China has grown prosperous by allowing foreign investors and corporations to operate inside Chinese borders. Thanks to … Continue reading

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Trump Heavyweight Champ of Hong Kong

Hours after [US President Donald Trump] signed two bills to support human rights in Hong Kong, angering Chinese government officials, pro-democracy protesters in the beleaguered city held a “Thanksgiving Rally” Thursday night to commend him for taking the action. … … Continue reading

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A New Way for China?

An Uncertain Future Hong Kong embraces democracy, rejects Beijing. Worse: Communist party officials deluding themselves — this delusion could lead to civil war inside China. The people of China must follow where the Communist Party of China leads them. Yet, … Continue reading

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Fearful China in Trade War With Largest Customer

In China, people at the highest levels are beginning to fear. China’s victory lap around the One Belt One Road was meant to carry it in triumph across the entire occupied globe. But Hong Kong happened. Xinjiang is taking too … Continue reading

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A Chinese Tragedy

“Distrust saps the foundation of things.” R.H. Graves _ h/t The Chinese, as individuals, have no friends. China, as a country, all the less so._ Source Nobody Trusts China Certainly overseas Chinese in Hong Kong do not trust China, after … Continue reading

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Is the US Stock Market on the Verge of Crashing?

A lot of people will claim to be able to predict when markets will crash. But markets are full of chaos — “unknown unknowns” — and will burn the would-be prophets almost every single time. What We Know In the … Continue reading

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Xi in Jeopardy from the Return of the Tuanpei?

… Xi Mingzhi was unsatisfied with her life in China after living for several years as a student in the United States. Out of love for his daughter, Xi Jinping was reportedly persuaded to let her return to school in … Continue reading

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Why China Lags

China is amply endowed with a high intelligence population, hard working and ambitious. Historically, China has supplied the world with a number of significant inventions. So why is the modern measure of China so small and lagging? China Was Once … Continue reading

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China is Invincible

Chinese People are Ambitious, Industrious, and Intelligent Insofar as China is built upon the Chinese people, its future is solid. The Chinese people are bright, resourceful, resilient, hard-working, and above average for incremental innovation. The problem — and it is … Continue reading

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Global Economy Unsettling, Shifting Slowly

For decades, the global economy was growing on the backs of the BRICs — China, India, Russia, Brazil, etc. China, in particular, boosted the economies of raw material exporters around the world. High tech exporters such as Germany have also … Continue reading

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Can Anyone Liberate Hong Kong from King Kong?

Such images from Hong Kong must seem very curious to mainlander Chinese, who have been programmed to submit to every abuse imaginable from their murderous communist party overlords. This is the sort of thing that is carefully censored from the … Continue reading

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How Can You Tell When China Breaks?

First Understand the Role of Real Estate Prices in China … 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. … Continue reading

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Czech Republic Spreads Her Legs, China Can’t Get It Up

China badly wants to take the Czech Republic, and the Czech Republic wants to be taken. So what’s the problem? Czech President Milos Zeman has met with Chinese President Xi Jinping eight times — an unusual amount of face time … Continue reading

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Staggering Like a Sick Pig

Suffering a 5 to 1 Disadvantage The most important ongoing news story in the world remains the trade war between the US and the Communist Party of China government. The future of the free and developed world depends upon its … Continue reading

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Loss of American Market a Heavy Blow to China

Loss of the American export market would be a heavy blow to China, as would the continued reduction of the value of its currency. Chinese manufacturing, much of which migrated to it from Japan via South Korea, is already moving … Continue reading

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Two Nations With Divergent Economic Paths

Why China is Falling and Dragging Germany Along We have long been told that this is the Chinese century. It is supposed to be China’s turn to lead the world according to talking heads and journalists. Yet if one looks … Continue reading

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Revolts of 2019: Another 1989?

Back in the revolutionary year of 1989, Chinese students demonstrated for freedom in Tiananmen Square, the Berlin Wall fell to the blows of sledge-hammers wielded by ordinary people, and across Eastern Europe millions of thralls of the Warsaw Pact asserted … Continue reading

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China’s Lost Decade

… China’s economy is the slowest it has been in decades. It had to slow, just the way Japan’s economy doubled every ten years from the ashes of World War II to become the second largest in the world, and … Continue reading

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Why “Everyone” Wants to Leave China

A year ago, only a few manufacturers in China were thinking about leaving. Now the strategic picture has changed. In December, I had one company getting ready to source elsewhere,” he says. “Then I went back in May. They are … Continue reading

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More Big Companies Plan to Escape Jaws of China

Big corporations moved production to China for the cheap labour costs. But China stole their technology and began cranking out low cost counterfeit products. Chinese courts sided with local patent infringers every time. So now that production costs are rising … Continue reading

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The Chinese Influx Into Asian Russia

China increases its control over Siberian resources under Putin’s nose. The Russian people are unhappy about what is happening. “For Siberians, there are two things that are like a red rag to a bull,” Svetlana Pavlova, chief editor of the … Continue reading

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Putin Won’t Leave So Russia’s Best Have To

100,000 of Russia’s Best Leave the Country Yearly There are too few skilled and independent-minded Russian people to begin with. If the economic and political climate under Putin remains dismal, more good people will leave — and Russia’s future will … Continue reading

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