China

China is an old civilization with traditions. Now it has adopted Western science, Western engineering. China is on the rise as the West falters. There will be consequences. Economic power will make things different.

Chinese Communist Party Collapse Is Coming Soon - Or Not As The Case May Be
One scholar thinks that the CCP is on the skids. Others have different views for different reasons.

 

China And Political Philosophy
China is looking to England for its political ideas but an England of the Enlightenment. So did America with great success. The Chinese have had enough of revolutions. They could do with stability, calm, good sense. This lets the French approach straight out.

 

China’s Glass Ceiling
China is not going to be the top superpower because it can't make friends in Asia says Foreign Policy.

 

China Versus India
It begins with sabre rattling. This is good news for the merchants of death. Then men start getting hurt. It can blow up in their faces and ours. Nuclear fall out spreads far and wide.

 

Chinese Threat Level
The threat is a consequence of their industrial rise. Economic power means they can afford a bigger navy to protect their imports from Africa and the Middle East. It will look like aggressive intent. It might turn into that.

 

Chinese Infiltration of Australia
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Chen’s apotheosis, and his account of the prosecution within Australia of a campaign against the “five poisons”—the Uighurs, Falun Gong, Tibetan Buddhists, Taiwanese splittists and democracy activists—threw into the spotlight the vitality and diversity of political, cultural and religious commitments in Chinese Australia, matching the Chinese world’s drive towards economic and diplomatic success. One of the reasons for the intensity of the debate inside the Chinese community here is that it cannot take place inside China itself. In Hong Kong and in Taiwan, yes, but in the People’s Republic, no.
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Much of this applies to England with a Chinese take away on every high street.

 

Chinese Weaknesses
Morgan Stanley, a financial heavy weight talks to serious investors in Kuwait and China. There are big tensions in China. A lot of money is going in so it is getting richer but the peasants are not seeing much of it. They aren't quite starving - yet but a bad harvest could change that.  It could all turn sour.

 

The Geopolitics of Sexual Frustration
The lost boys of Professor Albert Macovski are upon us. Twenty years ago, the ultrasound scanning machine came into widespread use in Asia. It meant that parents would know whether they had a boy or a girl on the way. In China they want boys so girls got aborted and they now have too many young men coming through. Young men with no wives are prone to other influences. Politicians on the make and war are just two. We will live in interesting times.

 

Good Government - China Has It. Russia Ditto
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"Eighty-six percent of Chinese people surveyed said they were content with the country's direction, up from 48 percent in 2002. ... And 82 percent of Chinese were satisfied with their national economy, up from 52 percent," said the Times. [Economy Helps Make Chinese The Leaders In Optimism, Survey Finds, By Brian Knowlton, July 23, 2008]
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Good government is possible. England hasn't got it. Nor has America.

 

Macau
The Chinese have a weakness, gambling. So do Thai people. It costs billions.

 

China Building 155 New Coal Fired Electricity Plants This Year
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DONGXIANPO, China — Just outside the southwest border of Beijing, a new coal-fired power and heating plant is rising in Dongxianpo, a rural town in Hebei Province. Cement mixers roll onto the site. Cranes tower above a landscape of metal girders.

When finished, the plant, run by a company owned by the Beijing government, is expected to have a generating capacity of 700 megawatts of power, more than the total of similar plants in Ohio. But whether it will actually be used to its fullest is questionable, despite the investment of $580 million.

That is because the plant is scheduled to come online in three years amid a glut of coal-fired power plants — an astounding 155 planned projects received a permit this year alone, with total capacity equal to nearly 40 percent of operational coal power plants in the United States.
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The Chinese aren't stupid enough to believe the Global Warming stories. But they are willing to sell nuclear power plants to anyone fool enough to buy, i.e. Cameron.

 

China Raises Doubts Over £100 Billion Investment In UK [ 3 August 2016 ]
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China has issued a thinly veiled threat to Downing Street that cancelling the Hinkley Point nuclear plant project would jeopardise more than £100 billion of investment in Britain over the next decade.

The Chinese foreign ministry urged Britain to ensure the “smooth implementation” of the project “as soon as possible” in its first response to Theresa May’s surprise decision to review plans to build the £18 billion reactor. The prime minister delayed final approval of the Somerset plant on Thursday night amid security concerns about the involvement of state-owned Chinese companies in Britain’s infrastructure.
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There are worries about the effectiveness of nuclear power. The Ban The Bomb crowd object regardless. They are deeply ignorant about science. They are also Lenin's Useful Idiots. They talk nice; they act nasty. They called themselves Communist but too many people know the reality so now they call themselves Anti-fascists. They are murderous fools but this is about commerce, negotiating the price.

 

Donald Trump Talks To Taiwan - China Is Annoyed
Pandering to China has paid off, or has it? Pat Buchanan. Asking what the pay off is makes sense? NB There isn't one. Donald Trump really should think this one through.

 

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Updated on 13/12/2016 08:15