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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mexico and Russia in Virtual Dead Heat in IMF GDP Rankings

Russia and Mexico: Not Usually Considered as Geopolitical Equals Rank Country/Economy GDP Nominal (billions of $) 2016 share 2017 2018 1 United States 18,558.130 25.081 19,285 20,145 2 China 11,383.030 15.384 12,263 13,338 3 Japan 4,412.600 5.963 4,514 4,562 4 … Continue reading

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China’s Phantom GDP: 35% at Risk

How Far Can You Trust China’s GDP Numbers? The GDP framework cannot tell us whether final goods and services that were produced during a particular period of time are a reflection of real wealth expansion, or a reflection of capital … Continue reading

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“Most Massive Malinvestment of Economic Resources Ever Known”

Update: Make China’s economy look good or become an organ donor! Bubble of Historic Proportion China is the greatest construction boom and credit bubble in recorded history. An entire nation of 1.3 billion has gone mad building, borrowing, speculating, scheming, … Continue reading

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Power to Coerce, Power to Disrupt

Hackers Hit Banks, Power Grids, Air Traffic Control Systems Anything that is connected to the net is susceptible to being hacked — for purposes of espionage, theft, vandalism, or sheer deadly destruction. Global Financial Network “SWIFT” Regularly Robbed of $Millions … Continue reading

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Why China’s Actual Economy is Unraveling

Update: Obsolete State-Owned-Enterprises (SOEs) are gobbling up the massive ongoing Chinese credit stimulus. This looming great debt mountain of China — complete with defaults, capital flight, political purges, ghost infrastructure and industrial overproduction, and toxic devastation of land, air, rivers, … Continue reading

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Wholesale Movement of Chinese Industry and Workers into “Russian” Far East

Chinese industrial colonies have been moving wholesale into Africa, Latin America, and Central Asia for several years now. This time, it is Russia’s turn to be overrun by China’s debt-propelled never-ending industrial bubble. Moscow is going ahead with a program … 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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Chinese Defector Debriefed by CIA, FBI, etc.

While His Brother Rots in a Chinese Political Prison A defector from China has revealed some of the innermost secrets of the Chinese government and military, including details of its nuclear command and control system, according to American intelligence officials. … 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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When Corrupt Frenemies Encircle: Race to the Finish

China is moving strongly into Iran and Central Asia — and showing signs of planning bold moves into the middle east. China is also investing in Ukraine, Turkey, several Baltic nations, and Central Europe. An economic encirclement of Russia by … Continue reading

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When Nuclear-Armed Tyrannies Collapse: What is the Worst that Could Happen?

When tyrants feel threatened with loss of power, they are apt to do just about anything.  Pushed to the wall, what is the worst they might do? Over the last two years, President Vladimir Putin has confirmed his legitimacy through … 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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BRICS Built on Faked Economic Numbers

For 20 years, benefiting from very low income levels and a huge labour market combing with a willingness to embrace Western investment, China has sustained double-digit growth. Now, as the labour pool dries up and labour costs rise that growth … Continue reading

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