Summary: US borrows trillions to wage war in foreign lands. China helps build other nations' transportation infrastructure to connect them for mutual trade. Which program will work better? Their secret advantage over America is seen in every day's news headlines. This is how great nations rise, reported by the NYT: "Behind China’s $1 Trillion Plan to Shake … Continue reading China builds a new world in which *it* is the great power
Summary: Attention swirls around North Korea (the DPRK), capturing the attention of Washington. But the situation might differ from its press clippings. China often leverages the DPRK's bellicose and deviant behavior to its advantage. While the DPRK persists in its missile-rattling, we should not ignore China pulling its puppet's strings to create a diversion to distract our … Continue reading Is North Korea or China the bigger threat to America?
Summary: A key piece of the doomsters' "world ending" story is that the leaders of China are fools, not seeing or acting to address their economic problems -- and especially the pollution produced by their decades of rapid growth. As this report by Stratfor shows, they're not fools -- and they are taking bold steps … Continue reading Stratfor gives us the good news: Red China Goes Green
Summary: The Great Wall is a powerful film misunderstood by critics. It is masterfully produced and acted, with a vision we need to see -- about working together for something greater than ourselves, and about the promise of America and China working together as partners. "The Great Wall" Now in theaters. Directed by Yimou Zhang. Staring Willem … Continue reading The Great Wall is a fun film showing us a great Chinese-American future
Summary: Trump's big promises won him the Presidency, much as Obama's promises of "hope and change". Here is a second article by Stratfor looking at Trump's ability to do better than Obama at delivering on them. Will Trump fail gracefully, like Obama, or catastrophically? A Trade War That Cannot Be Won Stratfor, 11 January 2017. … Continue reading Stratfor: Trump risks a trade war with China that cannot be won