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    Re: Beijing warns US: 'We will fight back' as battle of words escalates over South Ch

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    That's not the way Chinese military industry works.
    and what do you imagine funds it? do they just pass the hat at party meetings and the manufacturing sector's revenue has nothing to do with it? FFS.

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    Re: Beijing warns US: 'We will fight back' as battle of words escalates over South Ch

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Chinese military industry is not dependent on trade with the U.S.
    The Chinese hold a $4 trillion surplus as a result of trade imbalances and perhaps good economic planning. The USA goes another $Trillion in the hole every year. Comeuppance is unavoidable, but what does comeuppance represent in World economics based upon a currency based upon "FAITH." At this moment in time, if I were China, I would be getting rid of those dollars while they are at a relative high and buying the banks that would collapse as a result. About $2 trillion of liquidity would be injected into the Fed, but what would China get in return. Gold mines, National Parks, oil leases, timber leases, railroads, etc. are possibilities? Weapons? The Saudis seem to be for sale, perhaps a rental kingdom?

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    Re: Beijing warns US: 'We will fight back' as battle of words escalates over South Ch

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    and what do you imagine funds it? do they just pass the hat at party meetings and the manufacturing sector's revenue has nothing to do with it? FFS.
    The same way it has run since 1949. Chinese military industry is command driven, as is military industry in Russia.
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    Re: Beijing warns US: 'We will fight back' as battle of words escalates over South Ch

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Greetings Polgara.

    That sounds distressingly like the Great Leap Forward of the late 1950's. That didn't work out well.
    It should encourage tourism, which should be helpful to their economy, and perhaps it will be. China today seems to have learned the benefits associated with capitalism, even though they are still a communist country. Their people seem to be hard workers, and eager to make money. With a population of over 1.3 billion people, one out of every five people alive today live in China. That's remarkable, and I wish them well in making improvements wherever they can.

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    Re: Beijing warns US: 'We will fight back' as battle of words escalates over South Ch

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    I guess that's why they're routinely referred to as "disputed."
    That makes no sense, the other claimants have no such things to point at. Also, Taiwan claims all of the Spratly's, which means that they aren't just stepping on China's title, but the claims of Malaysia, Vietnam, Brunei and the Philippines, which for some seem to be no problem whatsoever.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Beijing warns US: 'We will fight back' as battle of words escalates over South Ch

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    That makes no sense, the other claimants have no such things to point at. Also, Taiwan claims all of the Spratly's, which means that they aren't just stepping on China's title, but the claims of Malaysia, Vietnam, Brunei and the Philippines, which for some seem to be no problem whatsoever.
    Lucky for us you're here to settle all that.
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    Re: Beijing warns US: 'We will fight back' as battle of words escalates over South Ch

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    the US would not win. in a modern nuclear war between superpowers, everyone loses.
    Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't know you were referring to a nuclear war, in which case, yes I agree with you.
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    Re: Beijing warns US: 'We will fight back' as battle of words escalates over South Ch

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    The same way it has run since 1949. Chinese military industry is command driven, as is military industry in Russia.
    the seems nearly hopeless.

    what funds the Chinese government?

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    Re: Beijing warns US: 'We will fight back' as battle of words escalates over South Ch

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Which you seem to see everywhere.
    Another ridiculous statement. Just because my focus is on the failed policies, with an interest in improvement, doesn't mean I think that all USFP is a failure.
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    Re: Beijing warns US: 'We will fight back' as battle of words escalates over South Ch

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Greetings, Jack.

    I read today that China is spending at least one trillion dollars (American) creating a new "Silk Road" through Western China. This will bring modern conveniences, like tap water, to over 600 million people in that part of the country, which is mostly rural. They are providing construction jobs, so they hope to bring prosperity to a very poor area, and it is anticipated that many little towns will spring up along the road to provide places for travelers to eat and sleep.
    Howdy Polgara. I wish we'd get back to far sighted infrastructure improvements like we use to. At present, our infrastructure is a "D" grade
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