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Introduction: China and the United States are moving in polar opposite directions: Beijing is rapidly becoming the center of overseas investments in high tech industries, including robotics, nuclear energy and advanced machinery with collaboration from centers of technological excellence, like Germany.

In contrast, Washington is pursuing a predatory military pivot to the least productive regions with collaboration from its most barbaric allies, like Saudi Arabia.

China is advancing to global economic superiority by borrowing and innovating the most advanced methods of production, while the US degrades and debases its past immense productive achievements to promote wars of destruction.

China’s growing prominence is the result of a cumulative process that advanced in a systematic way, combining step-by-step growth of productivity and innovation with sudden jumps up the ladder of cutting edge technology.

China’s Stages of Growth and Success

China has moved from a country, highly dependent on foreign investment in consumer industries for exports, to an economy, based on joint public-private investments in higher value exports.

China’s early growth was based on cheap labor, low taxes and few regulations on multi-national capital. Foreign capital and local billionaires stimulated growth, based on high rates of profit. As the economy grew, China’s economy shifted toward increasing its indigenous technological expertise and demanding greater ‘local content’ for manufactured goods.

By the beginning of the new millennium China was developing high-end industries, based on local patents and engineering skills, channeling a high percentage of investments into civilian infrastructure, transportation and education.

Massive apprenticeship programs created a skilled labor force that raised productive capacity. Massive enrollment in science, math, computer science and engineering universities provided a large influx of high-end innovators, many of whom had gained expertise in the advanced technology of overseas competitors.

China’s strategy has been based on the practice of borrowing, learning, upgrading and competing with the most advanced economics of Europe and the US.

By the end of the last decade of the 20th century, China was in a position to move overseas. The accumulation process provided China with the financial resources to capture dynamic overseas enterprises.

China was no longer confined to investing in overseas minerals and agriculture in Third World countries. China is looking to conquer high-end technological sectors in advanced economics.

By the second decade of the 21st century Chinese investors moved into Germany, Europe’s most advanced industrial giant. During the first 6 months of 2016 Chinese investors acquired 37 German companies, compared with 39 in all of 2015. China’s total investments in Germany for 2016 may double to over $22 billion dollars.

In 2016, China successfully bought out KOKA, Germany’s most innovative engineering company. China’s strategy is to gain superiority in the digital future of industry.

China is rapidly moving to automate its industries, with plans to double the robot density of the US by the year 2020.

Chinese and Austrian scientists successfully launched the first quantum-enabled satellite communication system which is reportedly ‘hack proof’, ensuring China’s communications security.

While China’s global investments proceed to dominate world markets, the US, England and Australia have been trying to impose investment barriers. By relying on phony ’security threats’, Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May blocked a multi-billion dollar Chinese investment-heavy nuclear plant (Hinckley Point C). The pretext was the spurious claim that China would use its stake to “engage in energy blackmail, threatening to turn off the power in the event of international crises”.

The US Committee on Foreign Investment has blocked several multi-billion dollar Chinese investments in high tech industries.

In August 2016 Australia blocked an $8 billion-dollar purchase of a controlling stake in its biggest electricity distribution network on specious claims of ‘national security’.

The Anglo-American and German empires are on the defensive. They increasingly cannot compete economically with China, even in defending their own innovative industries.

In large part this is the result of their failed policies. Western economic elite have increasingly relied on short-term speculation in finance, real estate and insurance, while neglecting their industrial base.

Led by the US, their reliance on military conquests (militaristic empire-building) absorb public resources, while China has directed its domestic resources toward innovative and advanced technology.

To counter China’s economic advance, the Obama regime has implemented a policy of building economic walls at home, trade restrictions abroad and military confrontation in the South China Seas – China’s strategic trade routes.

US officials have ratcheted up their restrictions on Chinese investments in high tech US enterprises including a $3.8 billion investment in Western Digital and Philips attempt to sell its lighting business. The US blocked ‘Chen China’s planned $44 billion takeover of Swiss chemical group ‘Syngenta’.

US officials are doing everything possible to stop innovative billion dollar deals that include China as a strategic partner.

Accompanying its domestic wall, the US has been mobilizing an overseas blockade of China via its Trans-Pacific-Partnership, which proposes to exclude Beijing from participating in the ‘free trade zone’ with a dozen North America, Latin American and Asian members. Nevertheless, not a single member-nation of the TPP has cut back its trade with China. On the contrary, they are increasing ties with China – an eloquent comment on Obama’s skill at ‘pivoting’.

While the ‘domestic economic wall’ has had some negative impacts on particular Chinese investors, Washington has failed to dent China’s exports to US markets. Washington’s failure to block China’s trade has been even more damaging to Washington’s effort to encircle China in Asia and Latin America, Oceana and Asia.

Australia, New Zealand, Peru, Chile, Taiwan, Cambodia and South Korea depend on Chinese markets far more than on the US to survive and grow.

While Germany, faced with China’s dynamic growth, has chosen to ‘partner’ and share, up-scale productive investments, Washington has opted to form military alliances to confront China.

The US bellicose military alliance with Japan has not intimidated China. Rather it has downgraded their domestic economies and economic influence in Asia.

Moreover, Washington’s “military pivot” has deepened and expanded China’s strategic links to Russia’s energy sources and military technology.

ORDER IT NOW

While the US spends hundreds of billions in military alliances with the backward Baltic client-regimes and the parasitical Middle Eastern states, (Saudi Arabia, Israel), China accumulates strategic expertise from its economic ties with Germany, resources from Russia and market shares among Washington’s ‘partners’ in Asia and Latin America.

There is no question that China, following the technological and productive path of Germany, will win out over the US’s economic isolationist and global militarist strategy.

If the US has failed to learn from the successful economic strategy of China, the same failure can explain the demise of the progressive regimes in Latin America.

China’s Success and the Latin American Retreat

After more than a decade of growth and stability, Latin America’s progressive regimes have retreated and declined. Why has China continued on the path of stability and growth while their Latin American partners retreated and suffered defeats?

Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia and Ecuador, for over a decade, served as Latin America’s center-left success story. Their economies grew, social spending increased, poverty and unemployment were reduced and worker incomes expanded.

Subsequently their economies went into crisis, social discontent grew and the center-left regimes fell.

In contrast to China, the Latin American center-left regimes did not diversify their economies: they remained heavily dependent on the commodity boom for growth and stability.

The Latin American elites borrowed and depended on foreign investment, and financial capital, while China engaged in public investments in industry, infrastructure, technology and education.

Latin American progressives joined with foreign capitalist and local speculators in non-productive real estate speculation and consumption, while China invested in innovative industries at home and abroad. While China consolidated political rulership, the Latin American progressives “allied” with strategic domestic and overseas multi-national adversaries to ’share power’, which were, in fact, eagerly prepared to oust their “left” allies.

When the Latin commodity based economy collapsed, so did the political links with their elite partners. In contrast, China’s industries benefited from the lower global commodity prices, while Latin America’s left suffered. Faced with widespread corruption, China launched a major campaign purging over 200,000 officials. In Latin America, the Left ignored corrupt officials, allowing the opposition to exploit the scandals to oust center-left officials.

While Latin America imported machinery and parts from the West; China bought the entire Western companies producing the machines and their technology – and then implemented Chinese technological improvements.

China successfully outgrew the crisis, defeated its adversaries and proceeded to expand local consumption and stabilized rulership.

Latin America’s center-left suffered political defeats in Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay, lost elections in Venezuela and Bolivia and retreated in Uruguay.

Conclusion

China’s political economic model has outperformed the imperialist West and leftist Latin America. While the US has spent billions in the Middle East for wars on behalf of Israel, China has invested similar amounts in Germany for advanced technology, robotics and digital innovations.

While President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s “pivot to Asia” has been largely a wasteful military strategy to encircle and intimidate China, Beijing’s “pivot to markets” has successfully enhanced its economic competitiveness. As a result, over the past decade, China’s growth rate is three times that of the US; and in the next decade China will double the US in ‘robotizing’ its productive economy.

The US ‘pivot to Asia’, with its heavy dependence on military threats and intimidation has cost billions of dollars in lost markets and investments. China’s ‘pivot to advanced technology’ demonstrates that the future lies in Asia not the West. China’s experience offers lessons for future Latin American leftist governments.

First and foremost, China emphasizes the necessity of balanced economic growth, over and above short-term benefits resulting from commodity booms and consumerist strategies.

Secondly, China demonstrates the importance of professional and worker technical education for technological innovation, over and above business school and non-productive ’speculative’ education so heavily emphasized in the US.

Thirdly, China balances its social spending with investment in core productive activity; competitiveness and social services are combined.

China’s enhanced growth and social stability, its commitment to learning and surpassing advanced economies has important limitations, especially in the areas of social equality and popular power. Here China can learn from the experience of Latin America’s Left. The social gains under Venezuela’s President Chavez are worthy of study and emulation; the popular movements in Bolivia, Ecuador and Argentina, which ousted neo-liberals from power, could enhance efforts in China to overcome the business- state nexus of pillage and capital flight.

China, despite its socio-political and economic limitations, has successfully resisted US military pressures and even ‘turned the tables’ by advancing on the West.

In the final analysis, China’s model of growth and stability certainly offers an approach that is far superior to the recent debacle of the Latin American Left and the political chaos resulting from Washington’s quest for global military supremacy.

(Republished from The James Petras Website by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. Venezuela should have worked on creating a local small-business economy protected from multinational predation. Instead, they chose the failed model of a top-down command economy. The results were as unavoidable as it was tragic.

  2. DB Cooper says:

    The author is absolutely right when he said China will double the US in ‘robotizing’ its productive economy. Just look at how shoes are made in China these days . . .

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oag3eCNRqho

  3. Priss Factor [AKA "Anonymny"] says: • Website

    “By the beginning of the new millennium China was developing high-end industries, based on local patents

    I don’t know about this. If you know anything about how Chinese do business, they are snakes and steal without scruples.

    I had a friend who set up shop in China some yrs back. He said few blocks down, some Chinese he hired soon set up a factory down the block making the same stuff.

    Snakes.

    Some things never change. In the late 19th century, why did Japanese tea outsell Chinese kind? Japanese made fine product with quality control. Chinese tea was often dirty or instead of tea, the chiners filled the cans with grass and other crap. No good.

  4. Priss Factor [AKA "Anonymny"] says: • Website

    “While China’s global investments proceed to dominate world markets, the US, England and Australia have been trying to impose investment barriers.”

    Isn’t that a good thing? I totally support barriers to more foreign ‘investment’.

    And for all countries.

    Some degree of investment is good, but when foreign nation buys up entire companies and industries, why is that good?

    • Replies: @Joe Wong
  5. Priss Factor [AKA "Anonymny"] says: • Website

    “Latin American progressives joined with foreign capitalist and local speculators in non-productive real estate speculation and consumption, while China invested in innovative industries at home and abroad.”

    ROTFL. Chinese real estate speculation dwarfs even the American madness during the Bush yrs. Just wait for the house of cards to fall. It’s going to be calamitous.

    I think China did better Latin America because Chinese have more work ethic, more homogeneity, more intelligence(Latin America varies from high IQ for Jews/whites and lower IQ for mestizos and Indios and blacks), and more culture of study and book-learning. East Asians have traditionally revered learning.

    Latin character is to have a good time.

    Also, Latin American nations are democracies, and that means government has to fish for votes by offering free stuff that the government cannot afford.
    Chinese government doesn’t need to. It has all the power.

    • Replies: @Joe Wong
  6. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Priss Factor

    Even into the 80s, Japanese products were not considered very high quality. Historically, Chinese goods like porcelain and tea were in demand, and Japan was a backwater. It’s only really after Japan’s economic bubble burst in the early 90s and China’s economy has expanded significantly over the past few decades that Japan has been viewed more positively. It’s no longer perceived as a threat. If Japan had rather continued growing significantly in economic strength, we’d still be saying everything we used to say about japan and that we say about China.

    • Replies: @Jus' Sayin'...
    , @CCR
  7. utu says:

    Neocons were good for Latin America. They were so obsessed with the Middle East that they did not tend the Latin American front. But Obama, the darling of the left, restored the order.

  8. CanSpeccy says: • Website

    An interesting article, but dead wrong about prime Minister Teresa May’s hesitation to rubber-stamp her foolish predecessor’s plan to have the French build a Chinese-financed nuclear power plant on the coast of Somerset, just upwind of the cities of Bristol, Oxford and London.

    The proposal is insane for multiple reasons, as I explained here.

    First, it represents an existential threat to England, a very small and very crowded country, where the government should be following Germany’s example of decommissioning all nuke plants.

    Second, if built, the proposed power plant would be an economic disaster, generating low-value base-load power at about twice the cost of power from a gas turbine that can be fired up or down at short notice to capture the market for high-value peak-load power.

    Third, opting for more nuclear power generation is not a cost-effective way of cutting Britain’s carbon dioxide emissions which can be achieved more cheaply in multiple alternative ways.

    If Ms. May has balls, she’ll trash this plan and tell President Xi, who has warned of the severe consequences for Britain of cancellation, to go piss up a rope.

  9. I´ve lived in South America for over a decade. The left failed because of massive corruption on the part of the “progressive” leftist leaderships plus an unworkable economic policy grounded in egalitarian fantasy rather than realism. Mr. Petras continues to amaze with his naive portrayal of the left and its unworkable ideas.

    • Replies: @Joe Wong
  10. “China’s strategy has been based on the practice of borrowing, learning, upgrading and competing with the most advanced economics of Europe and the US.”

    China’s strategy has been based on the practice of cheating, stealing, learning (very often in US taxpayer funded universities) and refining core technologies developed by other nations’ cognitive elite in a Western national environment conducive to advancement. (very often aforementioned technologies resulted from significant inputs of those nations’ taxpayer resources)

    There, I fixed that for you.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Joe Wong
  11. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Jim Bob Lassiter

    I have to add a bit to this.

    The Chinese state-capitalist approach to the economy is also rather similar to the Japanese approach. The problem is that one the “miracle” dies (say, the real estate bubble bursts or it is no longer sustainable to dump steel for “market share”), the government can only hold it off for half a decade at most.
    If anyone doesn’t believe me, take a look at the handling of the Chinese stock market bubble in Q4 2014-Q2 2015. Instead of advising caution among traders getting into the market, the government actually trumpeted the bubble as “proof” that its policies were succeeding in spurring economic growth.

    It didn’t end well, at least for the people who bought into the bubble and didn’t get out, for the fund managers who were “regulated” to keep buying to spur confidence, and to the government itself – at least, until the situation could be mempryholed.

  12. @Anonymous

    Aside from the mention of 19th century trade goods, this is total crap. Japanese cars and electronics began out-competing American and European in American markets starting in the late 1960s and early 1970s. These goods quickly developed a stirling reputation.

    The Japanese adopted quality control procedures in their manufacturing processes back in the 1950s, learning their techniques from US experts. Generally speaking, aside from ridiculously high trade barriers, the Japanese have competed honestly and highly successfully in international trade.

    The Chinese only began developing an industrial base that might compete internationally after they reformed the economy. They are notorious for patent theft and cutting corners every time they sense they will not be caught. Chinese goods do not have a very high reputation anyway. I and most of my friends avoid them when we can. They’re Walmart quality, cheap and easily replaceable but not something you’d trust your life on, as a lot of pet owners learned a few years ago to their sorrow.

    • Replies: @Chet Roman
    , @Anonymous
  13. South America’s leftist economies are like Tolstoy’s unhappy marriages, each one failed in a different way. Before Chavez, Venezuela’s economy was actually somewhat diversified and doing quite well. Besides oil there was a thriving agricultural sector that actually exported foods. Chavez took over the petroleum industry and replaced competent, middle and upper class managers and technicians with political hacks. As petroleum revenues declined he began introducing market controls on other sectors. Business, particularly agricultural enterprises, collapsed under the burdens of price controls and other interference. Now Venezuela is a basket case and will take decades to recover. The loss of much of its entrepreneurial class to forced emigration suggests that the country may never recover.

    Brazil’s recent left-wing governments stripped the private sector of investment resources to fund a splurge of popular wealth redistribution schemes. These governments also placed political hacks in positions within the and overseeing/regulating the private sector. Without investment and rational management the private economy that was driving Brazil’s economic miracle began to wither. Basically these governments killed the goose that was laying the golden eggs on which they relied.

    Argentina has a history of cyclic leftist intervention in the economy that goes back to Peron. The Argentine economy was on track in the early twentieth century to outpace the USA’s. It has never since gotten free of chronic government intervention.

    And the list goes on. South America’s economic tragedy is that every time an economy becomes strong enough to “take off” the new wealth winds up funding some left wing regime or other that wrecks the system. A prime example is Chile. The economic reforms introduced by Pinochet generated enormous economic growth. When he was overthrown the new government immediately began chipping away at the reforms and Chile is now once again limping along, although in much better shape than when the Allendistas were booted from powere.

    • Replies: @Centrosphere
  14. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    I have traded with Chinese products for more than two decades. In the early nineties, I concentrated on low cost consumer items with prices that were impossible to meet. By the late nineties I was buying semi finished industrial products for granite construction that put most of my previous European suppliers out of business. During the first decade of the new millennium I was purchasing industrial equipment that I previously used to buy from Germany. One thing I noticed is how a joint venture between a German hoist cranes company and a Chinese company ended after a few years with the Chinese company competing with its previous German partner with the same quality it acquired from the Germans at half the price of the German product. A few months back I bought my first Chinese computer. So it looks like business with China reminisces of Lenin’s famous prediction that ‘ the capitalist world will sell us the rope with which we will hang them’.
    The question to solve about China ,that is putting her money where her mouth is , is :how to deal with China while preserving your rights on the long run? It is a very difficult question to answer since the Chinese make up almost one fifth of the world’s population and they are ruled with a government that has a sense of purpose that is second to none. So as Mr. Gerald Celente eloquently puts it:’ the business of China is business while the business of America is war’. No doubt the ageing bully will eventually lose to the determined wealth builder not so far way into the future.
    As for German involvement with China, it is a precarious involvement that could reward Germany on the short run but could also render her as an accessory to the Chinese giant in the long run unless the Germans pursue a comprehensive strategy of opening up to the proposed new Silk Road which will integrate Eurasia into a coherent economic unit.
    The Chinese dragon will surely be a source of inspiration and awe for a long time to come.

    • Replies: @Astuteobservor II
  15. @Priss Factor

    All the China fluff pieces only talk about one side of the “China miracle” and completely ignore what they are really doing. Many Shops in China produce absolute junk, and if you go to a quality shop the price differential almost disappears that’s why many are now looking to Thailand and Vietnam for the cheap labor. The problem in those places is lack of infrastructure.

    I know many people doing work in China since 1995 and you are 100% correct, if you want to start selling your product in China that you’ve had made there for years, trust me, it’s already being sold there.

    The joke was always that, in China, when they made tooling they made a set for you and a set for them.

    China’s debt has EXPLODED higher since 2008, they have printed more money since 2008 than the FED, the BOJ and the ECB COMBINED..(1 trillion Yuan in the fist quarter or was it the first month of 2106?)…..and they are going around the world and buying it up with those freshly printed Yuan. Is it any wonder why as soon as they got in the SDR basket they started to devalue? And lastly, Vancouver has finally said enough is enough and slapped a 15% tax on RE transactions in hopes of stemming the tide of blatant money laundering.

    China’s debt experiment will end the same way it always has.

    • Replies: @Joe Wong
  16. Jason Liu says:

    Latin America’s progressive regimes have retreated and declined.

    If so, then how are they progressive? The word ‘progressive’ is usually used by people who don’t believe in any kind of tangible progress, so they label policies of compassion as progress.

    Ergo, Latin American societies are inherently regressive because they believe in economic equality. Modern China, like other Asian countries, know to forcibly clamp down on social dissent during its growth period. Most dissent from young liberal types are not only unpatriotic, they’re just wrong. In fact, almost all valid dissent comes from nationalists. This is the case is pretty much all societies.

  17. @Anonymous

    now this is something. from a guy who can actually directly relate to the topic at hand. thanks for posting your excellent opinion and experience.

  18. @Jus' Sayin'...

    While I agree with your comments on Japan competitive nature, they actually studied and used Edwards Deming’s ideas on quality control while U.S. manufacturers mostly ignored them.

    Hwr, regarding China you’re only looking at the low end products. Do your friends also avoid the iPhone? It would be a mistake to ignore the high quality products China produces even if it is by relocated U.S. companies. When Japan first introduced their cars into the U.S. they were called junk and didn’t stand up to U.S. road conditions; now they are considered some of the most reliable. China is on the same economic/quality growth path as Japan was in the 50’s and 60’s, only China will progress much faster. Their main challenge will be maintaining political control of their population and, of course, defending itself from imperial America.

    • Replies: @Jus' Sayin'...
  19. Joe Wong says:
    @Montefrío

    The Latin America failed because they are hypnotized by the toxic western style democracy poison which focuses on short term return, immediate gratification and punish long term effort. Nation building is a long term endeavor, completely contradictory to the nature of the western style democracy, that is why western style of democracy is the weapon of choice by the old days imperialists led by the USA, the empire of chaos, to undermine other nations’ sovereignty, peace and prosperity overtly by using regime change or covertly by using NED’s NGO proxies.

  20. “…Nation building is a long term endeavor, completely contradictory to the nature of the western style democracy…”

    The evolution of the USA from a relatively insignificant nation circa 1790 to its current premier position among nations seems to contradict your hypothesis. Actually, the current status of most first-world, i.e., economically developed, countries seems to contradict it.

    I’d be curious to hear your explanation of this contradiction.

    • Replies: @Joe Wong
    , @DB Cooper
  21. @Chet Roman

    I take your point about China. But, as another commenter pointed out, much of China’s economic advantage comes from cheap, basically exploited, human labor. The iPhone is actually a perfect example. China is going to have to figure some way to spread the wealth among its very large population. This is necessarily going to reduce its competitive advantage vis-a-vis cheap labor. Also, unless China can figure a way to become more integrated into the world economy and reduce the country’s trade barriers and con-man attitude towards intellectual property they are eventually going to run into trouble.

    The USA should be working with China and other countries to forward this process. Instead our absurd levels of militarism in southeast Asia are just exacerbating the situation. I’m not sure that there’s any hope for the immediate future. Ultimately, the Chinese people are smarter and more organized than any other national population and traditionally the population of the USA was highly organized towards economic and political achievement. It is my hope that in the long run these native talents will resolve the current dangerous impasse.

  22. @Jus' Sayin'...

    “Brazil’s recent left-wing governments stripped the private sector of investment resources to fund a splurge of popular wealth redistribution schemes. These governments also placed political hacks in positions within the and overseeing/regulating the private sector. Without investment and rational management the private economy that was driving Brazil’s economic miracle began to wither. Basically these governments killed the goose that was laying the golden eggs on which they relied.”

    With all respect, some people should refrain the desire to make comments if they don´t have a minimal grasp of the issue they are talking about.

    The _minimal _ wealth redistribution during the Worker´s Party rule only was possible because tons of money were distributed to the elites. The development state bank “financed” _ at laughable interest rates _ lots of brazilian firms, there were innumerable laws passing tax breaks to firms, etc. The commodities windfall allowed that, because government revenue skyrocketed in those years.

    Actually the amount of money distributed to the well off was many times superior to what was spent with flagship programs like Bolsa Família.

    Also, the “economic miracle” was something that happened under the already distant military rule in the 70´s. The market-oriented government of Fernando Henrique Cardoso finished in deep crisis in the beginning of this century _ the economic debacle that ensued was the very reason Lula and the Worker´s Party could win the presidential election in 2002 after three defeats in 89, 94 and 98.

    Nevertheless, there were substantive gains in the realm of rights, like quotas to people of color and poor ones in the universities, the general improvement in the labor relationships of domestic workers, housing programs etc.

  23. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Jus' Sayin'...

    Well you’re just wrong. Japan had lower labor costs and their cars and electronics were cheaper knockoffs. They competed with lower prices and dumping, much like Chinese goods now. Japanese goods developed a good reputation after the US more or less abandoned industry, the Japan bubble burst and Japan was no longer perceived as a threat, and other perceived threats like China began rising. Chinese consumer brands have bad reputations, but many of their producer goods are used as inputs for non-Chinese final goods with strong brands.

  24. Joe Wong says:
    @interesting

    You get what you paid; if you cannot stand the heat (competition) get out the kitchen (market), grumbling like a sour grape is not going to win you any market or sympathy from the customers. Nobody is forcing you to buy made-in-China, let go the chip on your shoulder, loser.

  25. Joe Wong says:
    @Priss Factor

    The author knows there are a lot of bigots are still living the world with a mindset belonging to the past, stalled in the old days colonialism and constrained by the zero-sum cold war mentality; he is trying his best to bring those ostriches into 21st century where peace, cooperation, development and mutual benefits are the trend of our times, but author has failed in according to your sentiment.

    BTW Japanese is notorious for stealing others property and claiming as their own, in the old days they stole everything from China, nowadays they steal everything from the West. That’s why Japanese do not value what they have, because everything they have is stolen; Japanese can change their identity faster than prostitute change sexual partners.

    Japanese products kill, but Japanese always deny their responsibility like they denying their war crimes, it takes Supreme Court to make them take up the responsibility for the harms they caused via their poor product quality.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Alden
  26. Joe Wong says:
    @Jus' Sayin'...

    The USA is not a democracy, internally it is an Orwellian Police State ruled by 1% warmongering oligarchies in the Washington beltway and greedy money changers in the Wall St., internationally it is a war criminal and tyrant waging reckless wars on the fabricated phantom WMD around the world, and claiming bombing and killing as humanitarian interventions.

    The current chaotic and hostile political state in the USA definitely cannot be described as nation building; it is fit for nation wrecking.

    • Replies: @annamaria
  27. Joe Wong says:
    @Priss Factor

    As odd as it may seen, I agree with you free trade only benefits the 1% and harmful to the rest of the world. Managed trade should be the way to go for humanity.

  28. Joe Wong says:
    @Priss Factor

    You should not get near to Gordon Chang, Peter Navarro and Co. they are deadly to your mental health, they are more toxic and harmful than hot particles ejecting from Fukushima crippled nuclear power plant.

  29. Joe Wong says:
    @Jim Bob Lassiter

    Please tell me which part of the USA is not established based on cheating, stealing, learning and refining core technologies and cultures from other nations and civilizations?

  30. DB Cooper says:
    @Jus' Sayin'...

    “…Nation building is a long term endeavor, completely contradictory to the nature of the western style democracy…”

    You said : “The evolution of the USA from a relatively insignificant nation circa 1790 to its current premier position among nations seems to contradict your hypothesis. Actually, the current status of most first-world, i.e., economically developed, countries seems to contradict it.

    I’d be curious to hear your explanation of this contradiction.”

    You may be in for a surprise then. For the majority of its history the US was not a democracy nor its founders intended it to be. Take a look at the three most important documents of the US, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitutions and the Bill of Rights and you will notice that the word “Democracy” is conspicuously absent although the word certainly exist at that time. Nor is there any mention of the concept of universal suffrage or popular voting. The framers of the US talked a lot about various kinds of rights, freedoms and were obsessed that the US government will abuse its power so that put in a lot of mechanism for check and balance. The US only becomes a democracy by the middle of the last century.

  31. @Joe Wong

    Tell me about the stolen “core technologies” (patents, etc.) that the US has systematically stolen from other nations outside the context of war. Tell me about the great state supported technical universities in other nations that have enrollments of US founding stock students that approach the levels of Asian enrollments in schools like UCLA, NCSU, Georgia Tech etc. Tell me about US based companies that consistently evade judicial process in patent infringement suits anywhere in the world.

    Sure, we stole Ramen Noodles from China, tobacco from Native Americans, banjos and blues from Africans.

    • Replies: @Historian
    , @Anonymous
  32. @Joe Wong

    You forgot the parts about genocide of Native Americans and slavery. Or has that been deleted from the latest edition of the Chinese troll’s handbook?

  33. annamaria says:
    @Joe Wong

    “The current chaotic and hostile political state in the USA definitely cannot be described as nation building; it is fit for nation wrecking.” – True, unfortunately.

    And you are correct that the US are not a democracy but a plutocracy:
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/10769041/The-US-is-an-oligarchy-study-concludes.html
    “The US government does not represent the interests of the majority of the country’s citizens, but is instead ruled by those of the rich and powerful, a new study from Princeton and Northwestern Universities has concluded.”

    Current event: “US Occupation of Syria now official:” http://www.fort-russ.com/2016/08/breaking-us-occupation-of-syria-now.html
    – With no consent from US citizenry at large.

  34. denk says:

    a discussion like this would’d be amiss without dealing with the murkkan response to china’s rise.

    basically, it boils down to,
    how’d a mafiaso deals with someone who jeopardise his illicit and lucrative gravy train, propped up by his army of ‘economic hit men’ ?
    the only way a mafiaso knows, intimidation, swindle and violence.
    its not a pretty sight !

    here’s the score…
    regime change in sri lanka, nepal, bangladesh to thwart chinese investments. [1]
    killing chinese workers/engineers in afpak, the stans.
    biowarfare, terrorism, in africa, [2]
    destabilisations in xinjiang, tibet, hk,
    skulldrgeries in the tw straits,
    proxy wars in scs, ecs.

    for the past two decades, uncle scam has practically emptied his whole bag of ‘economic hit men’ dirty tricks on china.
    the damage was colossal, trillions of chinese investments went down the drain , not to mention thousands of chinese workers, engineers, executives, slain on oversea assignments.

    as a german philosopher wryly observed
    *china’s rise isnt the problem, the problem is the unitedsnake’s response*

    to think that yanks should bitch about ‘unfair competition’ from china !
    hehehehe

    [1]

    *While the Bangladesh government insists that the Sonadia project has not been cancelled it has recently claimed that there were environmental concerns about port facilities at this location. The real reason, though, is opposition from the US and India to Chinese investment in Bangladesh ports. Speaking with the Dhaka Tribune in January, Bangladesh Planning Minister A.H.M. Mustafa Kamal said that “some countries, including India and the United States, are against the Chinese involvement” in the project.*
    https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/22/bang-j22.html

    [2]
    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article39998.htm

    • Replies: @annamaria
    , @denk
  35. annamaria says:
    @denk

    There is a deafening silence of MSM re the acquittal of Milosevic of war crimes. The presstituting MSM cannot touch the subject because that would make the real war criminals – Clinton, M. Albright, & Blair – too visible.
    https://consortiumnews.com/2016/08/24/the-bogus-humanitarian-war-on-serbia/

    “Milosevic was the victim of war propaganda that today runs like a torrent across our screens and newspapers and beckons great danger for us all. He was the prototype demon, vilified by the Western media as the “butcher of the Balkans” who was responsible for “genocide,” especially in the secessionist Yugoslav province of Kosovo. Prime Minister Tony Blair said so, invoked the Holocaust and demanded action against “this new Hitler.”
    … While tabloid journalism played its traditional part, it was serious, credible, often liberal journalism that was the most effective – the evangelical promotion of Blair and his wars by the Guardian, the incessant lies about Saddam Hussein’s non-existent weapons of mass destruction in the Observer and the New York Times, and the unerring drumbeat of government propaganda by the BBC in the silence of its omissions.”

    Of course neither Guardian, nor the New York Times and BBC could be related to “serious, credible, often liberal journalism” anymore.

    • Replies: @denk
  36. denk says:
    @annamaria

    1999 was a watershed in my life.
    i had been an anglophile since young, but the attack on ex yugo shattered my innocence about western godliness.
    it all began when i get my hand on a 2nd hand pc, soon i discovered internet and the alternate media.
    antiwar.com was my introduction to the nasty world of geopolitics.
    overnite my world view was turned upside down, up to that point i was like most murkkans, kept in the dark and fed bushit all day, like mushrooms.!
    the attack on ex yugo was justified by the bald faced lie of serb perpetrated ‘genocide’. [1]
    the real motive was to take out russia’s only remaining ally in europe, besides there are precious resources the west would like to get their hands on.
    nato mounted a 78 days bombing spree on ex yugo, the bombs dropped during that period exceeded the total tonnage dropped by the nazis over the entire ww2 !!
    the attacks were so intense that an entire zoo of animals went berserk, for humans, it must be hell on earth !

    here’r enough evidences to put clinton and killary in the dock to face trial for crimes against humanities.
    killary as sec of state was instrumental in goading clinton to start the bombing campaign.
    the only problem is , who’d apprehend these criminals ??? [2]

    the killings go on, afpak, yemen, somalia, libya, syria………….

    [1]
    sounds familiar ?
    ‘genocide in tibet’, ‘gadaffi murdered unarmed protestors’, ‘tam massacre’, ‘assad gassed his own people’, ‘mao murdered xxx millions ‘ blah blah blah….
    they dont call murkka the empire of lies for nuth u know ?

    [2]
    http://www.srpska-mreza.com/Kosovo/NATO-attack/letter-Stella.html

  37. denk says:
    @denk

    trillions of dollars of chinese investments went down
    the drain….

  38. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Irak invasion, Libia intervention, Siria engagement, Iran pact, Kuwait invation, “arab spring ” support, and so on; all this just because of Israel?. Please, don’t be silly.

    • Replies: @denk
  39. denk says:
    @Anonymous

    murkkans figure they own the planet, anybody who do biz in these countries without getting a permit from washington would soon face uncle scam’s wrath !

    *Cheney and Rumsfeld on the other hand are sometimes referred to as aggressive nationalists.
    They are no doubt Christian Zionists, but they are probably most interested in transforming the Greater Middle East in the interests of corporate America in an increasingly competitive world. Theyre probably more concerned about the geopolitics of oil and the placement of enduring military bases to protect U.S. interests than the fate of Israel. [1]

    Cheney (and thus, the administration) sees China as the biggest long-term threat to those interests. If conflict with China is inevitable, it makes sense to have U.S. bases in Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Iraq and maybe Iran and Syria. If China is dependent on Middle East oil, it makes sense for the U.S. to be able to control how and where it flows from the Caspian Sea and Persian Gulf oil fields. It makes sense to cultivate an alliance with India, risking the accusation of nuclear hypocrisy in doing so. It makes sense to ratchet up tensions on the Korean Peninsula, by linking North Korea to Iran and Iraq, calling it evil, dismissing South Koreas sunshine diplomacy efforts and encouraging Japan to take a hard line towards Pyongyang. It makes sense to get Tokyo to declare, for the first time, that the security of the Taiwan Straights is of common concern to it and Washington. It makes sense to regain a strategic toehold in the Philippines, in the name of the War on Terror [2]

    [1]
    http://www.dissidentvoice.org/Apr06/Leupp20.htm

    [2]
    update 2016
    its now in ph to protect the fon in scs 😉

  40. denk says:

    murkkan bitching about ‘unfair chinese practice‘,
    hehehe

    Johnnie Carson, U.S. assistant secretary for African Affairs,
    *China is a “very aggressive and pernicious economic competitor with no morals.*

    say who ?
    ever heard about the africa pivot ???
    http://www.globalresearch.ca/hidden-agenda-behind-americas-war-on-africa-containing-china-by-fighting-al-qaeda/5320939

    • Replies: @denk
  41. Historian says:
    @Jim Bob Lassiter

    Tell me about the stolen “core technologies” (patents, etc.) that the US has systematically stolen from other nations outside the context of war. Tell me about the great state supported technical universities in other nations that have enrollments of US founding stock students that approach the levels of Asian enrollments in schools like UCLA, NCSU, Georgia Tech etc. Tell me about US based companies that consistently evade judicial process in patent infringement suits anywhere in the world.

    Aside from that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the play?

    You cannot just exclude war spoils when that forms the very foundation of postwar American technological dominance. Before World War II, the Germans were on the leading edge of physics, chemistry, rocketry, and aviation. The British weren’t that far behind the Germans. All of this changed in 1945.

    Of course, we weren’t new to it. Our success in the First Industrial Revolution had also been built upon industrial espionage. We even paid a man with perfect recall to memorize the plans for an entire British textile factory!

    Universities? The British and German universities had plenty of advanced PhD students from other countries in 1900. Count the Nobel Prizes from each country before 1939. In the old days, Physics PhD students in the U.S. used to be required to learn two foreign languages. They would always pick German as one of them. That’s because all the major journals were published in German.

    Patent infringement? We never paid the British and Germans for their patents. The British didn’t take us seriously, and the Germans had to give up their patents when they lost the two wars.

    Every major industrial power has risen on the back of someone’s inventions. (Except for Britain, because they started the whole thing.) Even the Germans, renowned today for their technology, got started with British technology.

    China is successful because they are following a time-honored playbook. They won’t start to care about patents until they’re the ones on top.

  42. denk says:
    @denk

    Johnnie Carson, U.S. assistant secretary for African Affairs,
    *China is a “very aggressive and pernicious economic competitor with no morals.*

    china lost 20b alone in the murkkan’s libya caper, the total aggregate loss since 2001 when murkka fraudulant wot started, must be astronomical, likely in the trillions.

    never mind the thousands of chinese engineers, workers, executives slain by shady ‘terrarists’
    in afpak, africa, sea, stans…..[1]

    somebody has been stalking the chinese on foreign proj, somebody who figure they own this planet, the chinese are ‘intruding’ into their territory wherever they go.

    somebody very very aggressive and pernicious , utterly without moral !

    [1]
    Afghanistan has become a hub from where external secret agencies [cia/raw/mossad] have been funding and arranging subversive activities in other parts of Pakistan—especially in Balochistan through their affiliated militant groups at the cost of Pakistan, China and Iran. In the past few years, they abducted and killed many Chinese and Iranian nationals in Pakistan.
    http://www.gasandoil.com/oilaround/2015/04/balochistan-foreign-forces-destabilize-pakistan

    p.s.
    those who want to know more about cia/raw terrorism agaisnt china can check out the peter lee archive in unz, mind u, even those are just the tip of an iceberg. !

  43. Sam J. says:

    As said earlier the Chinese economic model was copied from Japan who copied it from us. Each making improvements as it went along. We should have stupendous tariffs on their products as we have no access and will have no access to their markets. We should get a twenty year no tariff on importation of US goods into China then we drop our tariffs.

    If we don’t do this we will have the exact same result as Britain had with us. Our large protected markets allowed American manufacturers to out class them.

    • Replies: @Wins
    , @Anonymous
  44. Wins says:
    @Sam J.

    If the US does this, it only loses the high moral ground it usually likes to stand in and judge others from, but it will also lose the world’s largest single market in the coming years. There are a lot of countries selling goods to the US, and some arguably have better access than the Chinese/Japanese/Koreans, but you don’t see everyone have succeeded like they have. There must be other reasons why the east asian countries do better than Latin America, Middle East, or Africa. If the US simply wants to contain and coerce other emerging powers, it will not earn respect and likely won’t stay as the top one for long.

  45. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Anyone who trades with animals who remove live organs from prisoners for transplant…well…if you trade with those animals you are complicit.

    • Replies: @denk
  46. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    After more than a decade of growth and stability, Latin America’s progressive regimes have retreated and declined. Why has China continued on the path of stability and growth while their Latin American partners retreated and suffered defeats?

    Ever happened to have a glance at IQ charts for nations?

    That is the gist of it all, aside from cases like the Western whites now: ethnic and existential masochism overshadow the significance of IQ.

  47. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Sam J.

    Sam,

    we are an army of self-loathing mollified defeatists.
    Thence, we are defeated.

    Were our civilization still… alive, Eastern rising civilization would be no match for us.

    Western whites creative power and imagination have no match in the world, and no other kind of intelligence, whatever IQ scores said, was going to be a match for our intellectual wealth.

    But we suddenly got freedom, all of it, and it made all of us tired of… us — this is what unchecked freedom has always done to peoples, this is unchecked freedom’s job.

    “I think therefore I am not,” that’s the epitome of our second half of 20th century, and early 21th.

  48. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Joe Wong

    If you are speaking ill of Japan, and by the first 3 lines a person of normal intelligence can see you are a Chinese nationalist, you aren’t doing a good job.

    Japan has proved they have much more creative power and talents than China up to now.
    Japan was well wake while China slept, sunk in the Middle Ages and with some leaders of hers busy with massacring their own people/making them die of famine in the dozens of millions.

    Japan created a culture of their own, unique in the world, capable of reaching great heights in art cinema, visual novel and animation, and respectable levels in literature.
    In electronics, they led the world.

    From Sony to Nintendo, Mitsubishi to Panasonic, they set the bar for the entire world, for several decades at least.
    And they are a very tiny country with a population 1/10 of China.

    China will have to do so much as 10 times what Japan did, to prove themselves equally smart and industrious.

    Maybe they will, and maybe it won’t be bad for the world.

    If you think of it, this rivalry, no, let’s call it with its name, this enmity between China and Japan is senseless.
    I mean, they are the same people, they should get wise (which is not same as smart), forget all their past confrontations, join together, and do great things.
    This regards Korea and Taiwan as well.
    And maybe you should have Mongolia join the team too.

    I know it’s mere phantasy, I know. Humans can be smart, but they can’t be wise…

  49. denk says:
    @Anonymous

    kept in the dark and fed bushit all day,
    another born n bred mushroom.

  50. CCR says:
    @Anonymous

    “Even into the 80s, Japanese products were not considered very high quality. ” –

    Uh, no. Were you an adult then? By the ’80s — even the ’70s, Japanese products had a fine reputation.

    The reason China is making it and South American countries aren’t is because of the human capital they have to deal with in each case. The Chinese are intelligent. Amerindians are believed to be descended from Mongolians, Tibetans, and groups to the west, who even today amount to nothing.

  51. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Jim Bob Lassiter

    The Europen settlers stole a lot more than tobacco from the Native Americans like the entire land mass of which the continental U.S. consists today

    They also stole African labor, freedom, identity and dignity in a “peculiar institution” known as slavery which formed the basis for America to be the imperial superpower that it is today.

    Also, the NSA has been stealing trade secrets from other countries for decades.

  52. Alden says:
    @Joe Wong

    China used to call Japan Monkey Island. as in Monkey see, Monkey do because everything Japan had was copied from China

  53. I wrote this a while ago, but it shows that all the claims that China will advance are false:

    China is undergoing massive internal changes. For example, there is a very strong revolt against the Chinese government’s control over individual reproduction, and the revolts are getting stronger and stronger with the aid of Western interference. For example, the publication of those forced aborted fetus pictures has caused massive public revolt. The source of Chinese eugenics stems from government coercion: individual Chinese are simple-minded with no creativity, imagination, and visions of grandeur, the exact opposite of the Ashkenazi. Therefore, without government coercion, they will choose to reproduce in the same fashion as the modern Caucasians: highly dysgenic. Chinese people’s opposition to the Communist Party is so powerful that rioting is becoming a common tool. Two recent riots in protest of new factories being built caused the Communist Party to cancel those plans. The Chinese government is already contemplating scrapping their reproduction control laws.

    [MORE]

    Plus, the Chinese culture is becoming degenerate at an extremely fast rate, again due to Western interference. Chinese people are now more interested in fashion, pro-homosexuality, Western TV shows, excessive alcohol consumption, and virtually every non-intellectual and degenerate cultural practice of the modern West. China now holds beauty pageants, places too much emphasis on sports instead of intellectual activities, and the females are dressing almost as naked as modern Western females (dysgenic: promotes the importance of female body parts above their intelligence and personality traits).

    China has given up its intelligent traditional music and replaced it with MTV style music, and their TV advertisements for products have become as unintelligent and irrational as modern Western ads (people are encouraged to consume goods based on fashion, not on practicality and the scientifically proven quality of the product).

    In other words, the individual ethnic Han, when removed from government constraint, desires to become an absolute primitive degenerate. And since the Communist Party is now starting to realize that it cannot control the lives of 1.5 billion ethnic Han forever, it must soon give up and let the Chinese go the way of the Dodo.

    Christianity is spreading like wildfire in China, and this religion, at least in its modern form, is opposed to eugenics, governmental control on reproduction, and anything that can be argued as “playing God.” Therefore, all the tools of eugenics is to be banned: cloning, genetic engineering, in vitro fertilization, embryo selection, and so forth.

    China is currently experiencing an explosion in non-Han immigrants. Already, 10% of China is non-Chinese, and this number is increasing at a fast rate. China is already experiencing race riots from the Turks and African citizens, who accuse Han of racist oppression. But the Chinese Communist Party encourages even more immigrants, and the one child policy only applies to Han citizens, not non-Han. So Muslim and African citizens are allowed to have as many children as they want, as well as the Tibetans and other non-Han.

    Finally, ethnic Han are not nearly as ethnocentric as some writers in the West have claimed. For example, the rate of Han/Caucasian intermarriage is very high. It is the strong desire of Chinese men and women to marry a Caucasian mate, who they see as trophy mates.

    Therefore, it should be accepted that China will simply become the new United States. Richard Lynn is incorrect.
    _________________________________________________________________

    One can also see a dramatic increase in overall sexuality in China: the art is becoming more sexual, advertisements use nakedly dressed females, and bikini females are used in the Chinese car shows. Just like the modern West, sexuality is now becoming an important pillar of modern China. Consider the videos on the main Chinese video site: Soku.com/search_video/q_sexy

    Also, China was never as eugenic as was believed. For example, smarter educated people move to Chinese cities to get more advanced jobs, while less intelligent people stay in smaller towns and villages. But, China allows only one child per couple in the cities, while in smaller towns and villages they allow one child if the first is a boy, but two children if the first is a girl, in hope to get a boy the second time around. Therefore, the average for the smaller areas is 1.5 children per couple, but just 1 for city dwellers. It is dysgenic to allow more children for the less intelligent.

    But, it has been stated that while the above was dysgenic, China has something else that is eugenic: the imbalance in their gender ratio. Because there are more men than women, men have to aggressively compete with each other to mate with the scarcely available females. Therefore, the males with better genes/higher intelligence/better innate personality will win over the females, thus preventing lower quality Han men from reproducing. But, the Chinese government has recently stated that they are going to put policy into place that will equalize the gender ratio to appease the rioting men who can’t acquire mates. So, China will lose this eugenic policy.

    Any way you look at it, China will fail.

  54. I have just come back from a trip to Guilin and I am impressed at how China is becoming very powerful by embracing Westernism. Since I am not a racist, I want China to become just as powerful as Caucasians, and this can be accomplished by embracing Westernism, the very model that made Caucasians the world’s most powerful people.

    In Guilin, I noticed that the citizens were artistically empowering themselves by wearing Western style clothing. Men wore the latest Western shorts, pants, and shirts and had the latest Western haircuts. These are called power-styles: culture styles that economically and culturally empower people.

    The women were wearing the latest attractive Western clothing, highlighting the female beauty and form. Western men achieved so much by trying to impress and appreciate women and love them and care for them, so Western women’s clothing are optimized to get men to notice them and work very hard to win them over.

    Also in Guilin, people were driving the latest Western cars, such as Mercedes and Lexus, very artistically beautiful and elegant cars. Art drives the spirit, the soul, which drives creativity and innovation. China should inundate themselves in Western technology to reach perfection.

    Guilin also has a beautiful MacDonald’s, the first one ever opened in China. It had two floors, and the outside patio on the second floor looked like a traditional Japanese garden. I ate my meal out there, looking across the street at the KFC restaurant. Western restaurants are highly elegant and advanced and empower any city that has them. When you eat there, it is like you are sitting in Manhattan discussing business at a major company.

    Guilin is also in support of gay people, and gay people are the Western foundation of technology, science, and culture due to their abnormally high intelligence. I was walking in a huge mall near the MacDonald’s, and inside was a big picture of a gay man wearing makeup, and the Mandarin text next to his picture was selling an advanced makeup for men, and said that if you are a proud elegant man-queen, this is the makeup for you. Looking at this advertisement and looking at all the people around me with shopping bags buying the latest Western products was very inspirational, and was direct proof that China is about to become as powerful as the Caucasians, even surpass them.

    China is on their way of becoming the next United States of America, and I wish them the best.

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