SeattleGriz wrote: Chizzang wrote:
China has - all the money - all the manufacturing - all the technology (stolen or otherwise)
and a citizenry that is mostly enslaved...
and Europe waiting in the wings for the U.S. to get out of the way
What exactly do you think 'Xi has to lose..?
The article points out Xi has few good options. Taking a meeting with Trump at G20 or face more tariffs? That's a lose lose for Xi.
I think you overestimate China. Trump's been kissing business ass all around China's neighbors. Let's send our business to those guys.
We already sent “our business” to those other guys - we no longer get our “rubber dog sh1t” from China, and haven’t for some time
It doesn’t take high tech in manufacturing to produce what China used to produce for us en masse - tshirts, plastic furniture, cheap shoes, single use plastics, etc. That stuff started moving to Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and others years ago
China has made deliberate, successful efforts to bump up their tech sector abilities and now they stand astride the huge gap that exists between the few rich countries whose citizens can get the new iphone each year, and countries where hunger and infant mortality look like America in 1670... China alone stands ready to own the world’s “middle class”- with cheaper alternatives to all your fancy expensive gadgets
weapons systems for export
“Those” guys cannot make any of the above ^^^^ and they would need 40 years to develop the ability. Like China had
BTW - we aren’t the customers for China’s new products. Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe are (and those untapped markets are HUGE) The 2025 project and the Belt and Road initiative are not coincidences
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