China's been eclipsed by the War on Terror, but prior to 9/11 they were the topic around here.
Free traders don't understand that China's economy isn't about free trade, it's mercantilist and dedicated to making themselves top dog.
I'm wondering what's going to happen as energy prices go up (10% this week) ? They seem to be tweaking the nationalistic even racist tendencies of their populace, as if priming them for war. They haven't got enough women for their men, thanks to the one child policy. They're still carrying a torch over Japan's occupation.
Horney men from one-child homes, a declining economy, a strong ethnic (Han) identity, nervous political elites...
We're in for 'interesting times.'
The Muslims today remind me of the Indian Alliances a few hundred years ago.
Interesting how history kind of repeats its self, the savages never seem to go away.
In those days France was the primary concern for the English. Russia and China should be our primary concern today. The savages shouldn't be our main concern.
China and Russia are also working together with Muslims in the Sudan.
China has been up to last year kinda working with the Tali-ban and Al Qaeda until Al Qaeda declared a Jihad on China. Now China has plans in the works with Russia to invade Muslim territories someplace in Kazakhstan bordering Xinjiang Province. This isnt a matter of if it is a matter of when they will invade.
If china invades Taiwan or continues to build up as if it is going to, then I would bet Japan starts a serious build up as well.
As RobbyS points out Japan is re-militarizing and at a rate nearly as fast as the Chinese though Japan has much better equipment. Japan could still be taken in the near future with the new Alliance between China and Russia.