No longer satisfied by incursions around Taiwan waters–Now
China has sailed one of its three aircraft carriers near the U.S. territory of Guam, Japanese officials confirmed, ending an already combative year with a rare move that Beijing signaled as a clear warning to the Biden administration over Taiwan.
Chinese state news framed the deployment as an overt provocation to the U.S. and a warning against continuing behavior this year that has outraged Beijing.
Yes, I think China knows that a Pearl Harbor event would be a big mistake. That is one way to unify thinking in the US. Steps less than that, saber rattling, etc can keep us debating the issue for decades. Our system of government lends itself to indecision. China and Russia know this is a major weakness of our system.
Sign of “you scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours”?
China and Russia should “strengthen strategic coordination” and “inject more stability into the world,” Chinese President Xi Jinping said in a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin via video link on Friday, according to Chinese state media Xinhua.
China is “ready to work” with Russia to “stand against hegemonism and power politics” to oppose unilateralism, protectionism and “bullying,” as well as to safeguard sovereignty, security, as well as international equity and justice, Xi said, according to Chinese state media.
Putin said that China and Russia have maintained a “sound momentum of development” in the midst of the “current complex and severe international situation,” the media report added.
Putin said the two had progressed cooperation in various fields, including energy, agriculture, transportation, infrastructure, sports and people-to-people exchanges, the report further added.
Total BS. China views Russia as a weakling that dissipated whatever real power they had by “not doing communism correctly” along with a misguided interlude of bastardized capitalism. And China views Russians as drunk low life expectancy drones, with anyone who rises above it wanting to leave Russia as soon as possible.
China only wants cheap energy and materials from Russia, just liker they want from other parts of the world (Africa, South/Central America, etc).
That may be true. But America also wants those countries to increase individual freedom, while China wants them to decrease individual freedom. And even that desire may be a self-interest of America’s because we don’t want to fight any more world wars to at least ensure some freedom around the world. But there’s nothing wrong with self-interest when it also helps others.
The sinking of China going on the RMB is pegged to the USD. That will never make for a reserve currency. Far from it, instead China is seeing an unending economic mess.
That is what you get for trying to leap frog a national economy based on a peg to the dollar.
Russia was a minor market that is now worthless. Unless the west gives a post Putin Russia a pass there is no revival of the Russian economy.
There is not that much gold involved. Which is the reason modern western economies are not on the gold standard. Russia would get scr@w by China in such a deal. Ok by me.
China economically peaked in 2019. The declines are going to be ongoing for more than the next decade. The Chinese military had projects in the pipeline but has now peaked as well. China can not afford to expand and does not have the resources to expand militarily or economically. The country is done.
Not sure how or why you would see things differently. It is not adding up. Or it is very outdated.
The worst thing economically for China is Xi. He has four left feet. He is a complete unmitigated disaster. You could not ask for a worse putz to run a country.
If we went to war tomorrow with China the odds of us winning over a three month period are very high because China has Xi in power. He could not figure out what time it is standing in front a digital clock. He is a dunce which is all it takes to be a strong man.