Friday, April 11, 2008

Why China is the REAL Master of the Universe

I'm glad that the daily mail has finally sorted out who is the real Master of the Universe.

The global power shift from the West to the East is no longer just a matter of debate confined to learned journals and newspaper columns - it is a reality that is beginning to have a huge impact on our daily lives.
The dire warnings from the International Monetary Fund this week that the West now faces the largest financial shock since the Great Depression, while the Asian economies are still powering ahead, simply underlines our vulnerability in this new world order.

China is spending 35 times as much on crude oil as it did eight years ago, and 23 times as much on copper.

Every time you complain about the price of petrol being over £1 a litre, it is to the Far East you have to look to find the culprits.

From Kazakhstan to Indonesia to Latin America, Chinese firms are gobbling up oil, gas, coal and metals.

At home, it holds mass executions of criminals with bullets in the back of the head while transplant surgeons stand by to harvest their still pulsating organs.
Yet Western governments have been in such awe of China's looming power that their response has not been to challenge its abuses, but to try to silence their own protesters at home.

Many fear that things could get ugly.

There is only one thing worse than an unchallenged superpower - it is a superpower with a victim mentality, which feels the world owes it a favour.

And the bitter truth is that, after centuries of humiliation in foreign affairs, there is a nationalist mood in China that the country's time has come again, that it can again claim its rightful place as the world's most powerful country.

But Western attitudes will change as well, with a likely shift to the political Right. White liberal guilt, the driving force behind political correctness, will subside as Westerners feel threatened by the global order changing, and their supremacy slipping away.

Anti-Americanism will disappear as Europeans realise how much better it was to have a world super power that was a democracy (however flawed) not a dictatorship.
Meanwhile, also in the news...from various sources.
WASHINGTON — A Defense Department analyst and a former engineer for Boeing Co. were accused Monday in separate spy cases with helping deliver military secrets to the Chinese government, the Justice Department said.
Additionally, two immigrants from China and Taiwan accused of working with the defense analyst were arrested after an FBI raid Monday morning on a New Orleans home where one of them lived.
Chinese Spy 'Slept' In U.S. for 2 Decades — Chi Mak's job gave him access to sensitive plans for Navy ships, submarines and weapons. These he secretly copied and sent via courier to China -- fulfilling a mission that U.S. officials say he had been planning since the 1970s.
China's intelligence services are running wild in the U.S. and pilfering advanced American technology, Joel Brenner, the new head of the Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive, told the Washington Times.

3,500 Chinese spy companies identified in Canada and U.S.
How China Steals U.S. Military Secrets A spate of recent spying cases opens the lid on China's aggressive military buildup. What's most troubling: It is based largely on U.S. technology.
You know what they say...the glass is either half empty or half full. I prefer to look at the positive side of all of this. After decades of consuming Chinese goods, you know...they sold us the rope and all that...well now they can now buy from us.
And believe me, I've got the products to sell them.
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1 comment:

coffeeaddict said...

'Anti-Americanism will disappear as Europeans realise how much better it was to have a world super power that was a democracy (however flawed) not a dictatorship.'
As much as I like your blog, this sentence just really really sent me off.
The 'Chinese problem' is a global issue, one we all contributed and still contribute to. And USA is a major culprit in this scheme of mass consumption of cheap imported items that fuel your ever greedier economy.
So before you go off on a rant blaming everyone from Europe to China, please look at your own domestic problems and stop educating others how we should run our business.

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