Thursday, August 15, 2019

The Trillion-Dollar Grift: The Long-Term Plan for US-China Decoupling — Peter Lee

Keeping the negotiations creeping along while encouraging the decoupling dynamic through tariffs & sanctions allowed the China hawks to dodge the onus of hurting the US economy for the sake of US hegemonic goals.

Now, as we're entering a phase of pretty much open economic warfare, maybe that mask is ready to drop....
Preparing for the showdown.

As I have been saying,  the sine qua non for permanent US global hegemony is dividing Russia and China into smaller states that can never challenge the US. Then, the US can effectively manage them through the neoliberal economic/financial/political world order based on an empire and its vassals. Although in his later years Zbig withdrew from the grand chessboard geostrategy based on Halford Mackinder and Nicholas Spykman that he made famous, it remains very much alive in US strategic circles owing to its compelling logic and US elite commitment to the Wolfowitz Doctrine.

China Matters
The Trillion-Dollar Grift: The Long-Term Plan for US-China Decoupling
Peter Lee aka "China Hand"

See also

The purpose of the protest is to force a Chinese invasion of Hong Kong,giving the West ammunition for its own invasion, overt or covert. This is a color revolution.

So far, the Chinese leadership is not falling for the bait. So the protestors are upping the ante to force it.

Whatever the outcome, the fate of Hong Kong is now sealed. The rise of Shanghai as the Chinese financial capital will make Hong Kong redundant and it will eventually become an outlying province with little to no significance for the center. In fact, it will become a reminder of The Humiliation that the Chinese will isolate and attempt to forget.
Dominic Green

See also

Longish and detailed.

Foreign Affairs
Trump’s Assault on the Global Trading System
Chad P. Bown And Douglas A. Irwin


Beijing: US ‘insanely involved in anti-Chinese criminal cases in Hong Kong’

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