China - the next superpower


"The world faces a threat, not from a rising, powerful China, but from a China that is disaffected and in inevitable decline....China’s population will collapse from 1.4 billion people today to about one billion in 2050 and 390 million by 2100. By his reckoning, China’s share of the global population could decline from 22 per cent in 1980 to 11 per cent in 2050 and only 4 per cent in 2100."

Didn't they say it's not the number of people but the quality of people?

"But Canada, the United States and some countries in Europe partly offset the impact through immigration. China does not welcome immigrants, preferring to preserve the ethnic homogeneity of its mostly Han Chinese population."

We have some random migrants if you're willing to accept plane loads of them.
 

"The World Bank expects the Chinese economy to grow by 4.5% this year, just shy of Beijing’s official target of 5%. That may sound like a lot but it’s well below the country’s boom years, when annual growth reached double digits. Moreover, even that 4-5% figure should be treated with a pinch of salt. Chinese data isn’t always reliable, and some experts estimate the economy may actually be growing at something closer to 3%.

Even that might seem pretty good were it not that China lags the western economies by some distance. Despite four decades of spectacular growth the country’s per capita income is still only about a fifth of America’s. If its best years are behind it, its geopolitical competition with America will be over."

For whom the bell tolls?
 

"Sometimes the ships need replenishment - like fuel, food and water. So, they berth in a third country port, which is normal. So, the Indian government shouldn't make any fuss about it. Indian Ocean is not India's Ocean,"

Yeah. Just like Persian Gulf isn't just for Persians.
 

"Sometimes the ships need replenishment - like fuel, food and water. So, they berth in a third country port, which is normal. So, the Indian government shouldn't make any fuss about it. Indian Ocean is not India's Ocean,"

Yeah. Just like Persian Gulf isn't just for Persians.
Just like the East China Sea and the South China Sea and Taiwan Straits don't belong to China!
 

"The Russians have built modern military bases in their Arctic region and are building a new fleet of 13 polar icebreakers, while China has two medium-strength icebreakers and is building an even larger, more powerful vessel."

If the pole is supposed to melt, do you really need the icebreakers?

"Beijing’s activities in the Far North are becoming of increasing concern to Washington and Ottawa. Beijing’s designs on minerals in Canada’s North in part prompted the development of a joint U.S.-Canada strategy to reshape global critical mineral supply chains and reduce reliance on China. Beijing has moved aggressively in recent years to tighten its control of rare earth minerals, which are crucial for manufacturing high-tech and military products."

No iPhones and Galaxies for you.
 

"I suspect that more than 10 years of the crackdown and a seemingly endless parade of 'caged tigers' has most likely deepened public cynicism.

'Quite simply, if you spend a decade waging a 'life and death' battle with tigers and - 10 years into the hunt - you are bagging as many as you bagged when you started hunting, it strongly suggests you are not hunting them to extinction and might not have even significantly reduced their numbers.'"

It's like the war on drugs.
 

"China’s coast guard on Sunday began regular patrols around the Taiwan-controlled Kinmen islands after two Chinese nationals died trying to flee Taiwan’s coast guard after their boat entered prohibited waters."

Next up - a false flag invasion.
 

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