Category Archives: China

Does Global Control of Lithium and Cobalt Supplies Give China a Stranglehold Over Elon Musk and the Human Future?

Australia is the largest mining producer of lithium, but China buys 90% of Australia’s production. China turns most of its bulk lithium imports into lithium batteries for EVs and other uses such as electronics. Lithium mining and refining is a … Continue reading

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Will Canada Disintegrate? Peter Zeihan Weighs In

In the video above, Peter Zeihan is interviewed by a Vancouver-based investor who is especially curious about the future of Canada. Peter takes 15 minutes to lay the demographic groundwork for his free-ranging geopolitical discussion — which just happens to … Continue reading

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Russian Navy Flagship Admiral Kuznetsov and Its Chinese Clone the Liaoning; Plus Wargaming the Taiwan Invasion

The flagship of the Russian Navy, the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, should be considered a parable for the condition of the Russian Federation as a whole. Workers are struggling with the ship at the Zvyozdochka shipyard in the Barents Sea … Continue reading

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Peter Zeihan on Joe Rogan; Brian Wang Responds

The business world’s turn away from China is gathering momentum. Even Apple is now preparing to shift its manufacturing away from China, bringing with it the firm’s enormous productive and engineering power. The ‘China Dream’ is rapidly fading as the … Continue reading

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China Gears Up to Take Advantage of Russia’s Dire Predicament: The Other Side of the Country

While Putin was busy with a futile attack on its western neighbour, the Russian Far East has continued to fall under China’s heavy thumb. And there is nothing that Russia can do about it! Neither Russia nor China are in … Continue reading

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Inventing Superpowers: The Farcical Age

The Invention of China by Bill Hayton … Yale Press Premier Asia journalist Bill Hayton of BBC fame, has written books on China, the South China Sea, and Vietnam, as well as scores of articles on Asian topics. His most … Continue reading

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No Animals Were Hurt in the Filming of This Video

But the adorable cat died two days later of complications from a traffic accident Source The video above documents evidence that China’s economy is only 40% as large as you have been told. If that is true then China has … Continue reading

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China’s Dizzy Decline Will Lead to War

China is heading for economic decline as its working age population crashes before the nation can find the innovation and worker productivity it desperately needs. China has been trying to make up for its ongoing decline by the accumulation of … Continue reading

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Fossil Fuels are the Near to Intermediate Future; Nuclear is the Long-Term Future

The Energy Crisis is Artificial, Brought to You by Greens Germany is on the cusp of a catastrophic fuel shortage leading to an economic collapse and civil unrest, thanks to the influence of Green politicians and government officials and the … Continue reading

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The Rise of India; Fall of China and Russia

India is entering a high growth period which China is leaving forever. Russia is squandering its future possibilities on a wasteful and ultimately humiliating war in Ukraine. India’s growth in wealth and power is likely to have a seriously adverse … Continue reading

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Is China Ready for Its Own “Ukraine?”

China’s Taiwan Problem Just by its existence, a prosperous and technologically advanced Taiwan acts as a constraint on China’s potential domination of the Pacific region. The US alliance with Taiwan is an irritating thorn in China’s side. China is warning … Continue reading

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Coming Insurgencies in Germany, China, Russia

In Germany, no one is sure how buildings will be heated this winter. The German Greens have gone all-in for unreliable intermittent energy sources such as wind and solar. That is the quickest way to destroy Germany’s industrial economic foundations. … Continue reading

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All of Russia is Now a Fair Target for Ukraine

Explosions and Fires Emerge Across Russia: Oil depots, ammunition dumps, top-secret research labs, and other sensitive Russian targets have suffered mysterious fires and explosions recently. The mysterious blazes in Russia have led to intense speculation that Ukraine has struck back … Continue reading

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The Insane Future of War: Drones as Force Multipliers

Advanced technology built into the pilot helmets of US military aircraft such as the F-35 and F-22 (and now the F-15 and F-16 Block 70/72) will allow a single pilot to control dozens or hundreds of deadly drone aircraft flying … Continue reading

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Putin Cries to China for Help in Ukraine

Russia has reportedly reached out to China to ask for military equipment and economic assistance to aid its Ukraine invasion — a development that comes as the White House national security adviser is meeting with his Chinese counterpart in Rome to discuss … Continue reading

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The Flexible Optimist vs. Naive Optimism

In the long run, a person with a generally optimistic outlook will experience more opportunities in life for careers, friendships, and positive life experiences, than the chronic pessimist. But pessimism does have its uses for the flexible optimist. The wise … Continue reading

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All Your Brains Am Belonging to Us

China is developing terrifying brain control weapons which could be used to paralyze and control its enemies and its own people, a report says. NYPost China is rushing to seize the military high ground in the various fields of brain … Continue reading

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The Tragedy of China

China will keep funneling underpriced credit to unproductive firms that can’t repay their loans, continuing the country’s decline in productivity and rise in debt. These trends mean a greater likelihood of a major financial crisis and longer-term economic stagnation. China … Continue reading

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Peter Zeihan: Prepare for All Hell Breaking Loose

Podcast Interview of Peter Zeihan by antiwar.com’s Scott Horton: An interesting dialogue between geopolitical analyst Peter Zeihan and Scott Horton of antiwar.com fame. Zeihan continues his argument laid out in his books, Accidental Superpower, Absent Superpower, and Disunited Nations, that … Continue reading

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High Speed Rail Threatens China Collapse

Three Times the Debt of Evergrande! What is wrong with China? Nothing that a massive financial collapse across several sectors wouldn’t solve. China is drowning in debt across its economy. The high speed rail system — far from being the … Continue reading

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China’s Real Estate Embarrassment: A detailed Look

This video lays out the rapidly expanding problem in great and clear detail. If you are invested in any funds that hold international bonds, you owe it to yourself to watch this. A lot of people would be going to … Continue reading

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Real Estate Was Supposed to Be China’s Ace in the Hole

The Chinese people have very few places to invest their savings. As you can see below, real estate has been the favorite hidey-hole for stuffing the mattress. But it has long been an open secret that Chinese real estate is … Continue reading

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China Approaches its “Great Depression” Moment

China is a large, complex power. But over the past decade, China’s power has been vastly overestimated… Public opinion is a poor guide for judging national power. China is now entering a period most powerful nations go through, and a … Continue reading

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The Fall of China

China’s multidecade ascent was aided by strong tailwinds that have now become headwinds. Its government is concealing a serious economic slowdown and sliding back into brittle totalitarianism. The country is suffering severe resource scarcity and faces the worst peacetime demographic collapse in … Continue reading

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Better Immunity from Infection than From Vaccines

A Johns Hopkins professor, Martin Adal Makary MD, MPH, has publicly asserted that being infected with the Chinese novel coronavirus SARS-2 which causes COVID-19, provides a more thorough immunity to the virus than any vaccine.  “When you get infected with … Continue reading

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