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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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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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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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Crime and Punishment in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Today’s Prisons are Barbaric As horrific as prison conditions in medium and maximum security US prisons are, it is not difficult to find prisons elsewhere with much harsher conditions. The 5 most barbaric prisons in the world can be found … Continue reading

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Lousy Chinese Schools Where “Everybody Cheats”

A quick search of the rankings of top world universities shows very few Chinese schools listed. Those which are ranked in the top 200 are very likely overrated due to the high levels of cheating which occur universally across China. … Continue reading

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China’s Decline Hits Positive Feedback Territory

Chinese economic growth continues to decline and it is feared China might even suffer a major recession because of the continued economic problems. __ Source Positive Feedback Decline in China? Slower growth in China means slower growth for the rest … Continue reading

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Potholes Develop in One Belt One Road

More intelligent observers have begun to take a sceptical look at the nuts and bolts underlying Chairman Xi’s One Belt One Road “juggernaut.” Western press outlets have tended to cover the BRI as a triumphant PRC bid to remake global … Continue reading

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Donald Trump: China’s Great White Grandfather

Chuan Da Ye People in the United States and other Western countries may have called Donald J. Trump a lot of different names, but in China, many people are addressing him as “Chuan Da Ye.” “Chuan” is the Chinese pronunciation … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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China Has the Best Human Organs at Good Prices, No Wait Time

This is a $12 Billion a Year Industry in China Over the past 17 years, China’s human organ transplant industry has grown rapidly, earning itself an international reputation for reasonable cost, short waiting times before organs become available, and generally … Continue reading

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Moscow Can’t Maintain Economic Dominance in Central Asia

Russia Losing the “Great Game” to China The world is supposed to believe that Russia and China are chumming it up, signing mutual commitments left and right. But the underlying reality is that Russia is being pushed back from large … Continue reading

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Demographic Change: The World You Think You Know is Being Overturned

Economic Foundations are Eroding Beneath Your Feet Young people have more dopamine, more testosterone, more vim and vigour. It is the natural life drives and ambitions of the young and middle-aged in high-IQ societies that drives the economic engines of … Continue reading

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Bleak Global Marketplace: Nowhere to Invest, Shorting the Yuan

As the amount of money in the financial markets grows compared to the amount of worthwhile investments, it’s like having more and more rich people standing on a shrinking platform… … the basic idea behind an investment — be it … Continue reading

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$1 Trillion in Capital Flight Rocks Markets

The flood of capital gushing out of emerging markets has risen towards $US1 trillion over the past 13 months, roughly double the amount that left during the financial crisis, amid slumping confidence in developing economies. __ http://www.afr.com/markets/currencies/emerging-markets-rocked-by-us1tn-capital-flight-as-confidence-slumps-20150818-gj2b80 Capital is fleeing … Continue reading

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China Moving to Gain Control of Russia’s Oil & Gas Fields, Weapons Systems

Update: RIP Nemtsov China’s New Lease on Russia To become a superpower, China will need the energy resources and natural resources of its neighbor, Russia. It appears that China will soon get what it wants, as Russia moves to change … Continue reading

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Rise of the Greater Chinese Empire

Russian borders are indefensible. Wherever you look at the map there are no natural obstacles that would hamper a military advance. Historically, every major advance that threatened Russia’s existence (the Poles in 1610, Napoleon in 1812, Hitler in 1941) came … Continue reading

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Russia and China: Just a Coincidence to be Living Near So Many Unhappy Neighbors?

Russia and China are Surrounded by Territorial Disputes That Could Become Wars China’s neighbors, for example, “are going on a military spending spree:” China shares a land border with more countries than any other nation on earth — and it … 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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China & Russia: Recapitulating the Hitler : Stalin Pact?

In an agreement that is likely to become known as “A Pact Between Back-Stabbers Version II,” the presidents of China and Russia signed a 30 year energy deal, and began laying out plans for a division of power over Asia … Continue reading

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