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China, Russia, Europe et al, the United States

Update: The Brussels terrorist bombings today highlight the importance of a deep understanding of geopolitics within a wise person’s personal planning apparatus. Europe has sown a crop of bloody terror within its midst, in the name of an opportunistic, photo-op … Continue reading

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Will the Global Credit Bubble Economy Explode then Collapse?

Credit is not innately good or bad. Simplistically, productive Credit is constructive, while non-productive Credit is inevitably problematic. This crucial distinction tends to be masked throughout the boom period. Worse yet, a prolonged boom in “productive” Credit – surely fueled … Continue reading

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The Dragon that Blows Bubbles

China projects an impressive image of strength, discipline, and complete control of its domain and surroundings. How much of the latest iteration of China is real, and how much is whole-spun fantasy? If you are intelligent and discerning, you will … Continue reading

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China’s Leader Prepares for a Major Crisis

President, Party Secretary, and Supreme Military Commander Xi Jinping Prepares for Crises Ahead China’s President Xi Jinping has made extreme changes to the organisation of the CPC’s military (the PLA) Xi has made a strong move to consolidate all military … Continue reading

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Why Russia and China Can’t Innovate

Russia and China Disappoint Once upon a time, Russia and China were considered the economic powerhouses of the future. Those two bright stars — along with the rest of the BRICS and Turkey — were supposed to propel the global … Continue reading

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China is at War With the World — In One Way or Another

Why is China Attacking the US? This is an easy question. China is attacking the US because China is #2, and the US stands in its way. In order to become #1 — even in East Asia — China must … Continue reading

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China’s Economy Becoming a Throbbing Headache

China’s “hard-landing” has arrived. The private sector economy is already in recession. The credit crunch is enormous. When a small firm can’t get credit, the next step is closing down. Governmental efforts to push “liquidity” into the system will be … Continue reading

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China’s Grand Medley of Pending Calamities

Is it All Just Bad Luck? China is riding several turbulent waves of potential disaster, hoping that it can leverage an “appearance of strength and stability” into a position of relative strength in the aftermath of what is coming. Look … Continue reading

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Will China Join Russia in the Soup Line?

Russia has fallen into full-blown depression and faces a mounting fiscal crisis as oil and gas revenues plummet. … Russia is already in dire straits. The economy has contracted by 4.9pc over the past year and the downturn is certain … Continue reading

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China: When Unbridled Greed Quickly Turns to Naked Fear

History is chock full of examples of government-inflated markets collapsing. It’s ultimately popular greed and fear that drive market cycles! No amount of government jawboning or money printing can strike these overpowering emotions from human hearts. And not even the … Continue reading

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$3.2 Trillion Wiped from Chinese Shares in Just 3 Weeks Oil prices take notice of Chinese economic implosion. A stock market crash there has seen $3.2 trillion wiped from the value of Chinese shares in just three weeks, triggering an … Continue reading

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Is China Ready to Join the Developed World?

China is making plans to build a massive rocket booster designated the Long March-9. If it is ready for launch in the year 2028, it will be larger than the US Saturn V. China is in the middle of a … Continue reading

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China Just Smiles

China is watching the expanding Russian war in Eastern Europe very closely. China is not at all worried. For this conflict, the dragon can only smile. … China has close relationships with the defense industries of both Russia and Ukraine. … Continue reading

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Las Vegas vs. China’s Replica Cities

When Las Vegas does New York, Venice, Egypt, or Paris, it is purely for show. These “mini-replicas” are meant only as enticement, to bring guests into casinos where they can promptly lose large amounts of money. People come from all … Continue reading

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Will Skynet Terminators Speak Mandarin Chinese?

Can Communist China Build the End of the World? If Communist China wants to build the machines that bring about the end of the world, it must have abundant excess capital and it must generate (or steal) tremendous computer savvy. … 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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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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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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“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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Grand Triumphalism Against a Darker Background of Decline and Decay

High Speed Silk Road Routes to All of Asia and Europe Xi Jinping, 63, the president of China and general secretary of the Communist Party, wants to revive the myth and build a New Silk Road, in large parts along … Continue reading

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The Credit Bluff: Economic Instability Increases Odds for War

All over China there are empty developments waiting to be filled, evidence of a construction boom that drove fast economic growth but has now stalled. __ ValueWalk China’s housing binge over the last few years has been without parallel in … Continue reading

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Pitiful Earthlings: Who Can Save You in 2016?

Will the Disintegration of the Russian Government Lead to Chaos? Robert D. Kaplan says yes, and there are many reasons to agree. A few optimists have other ideas: The looming disintegration of the Russian Federation would “not be a catastrophe … Continue reading

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Geopolitics 101: What Comes After Pax Americana?

Image: Zerohedge.com The USA is quickly using up most of its allotted 250 years of empire. Consistent with an empire-in-decay, current US leadership is accelerating the decline of US defence forces and economic competitiveness, while increasing entitlement and social spending … 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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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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