Friday, March 5, 2021

The shape of things to come in China — Pepe Escobar

It’s Lianghui (“Two Sessions”) time – the annual ritual of the Beijing leadership. The stars of the show are the top political advisory body, the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference; and the traditional delivery of a work report by the Prime Minister to the top legislature, the National People’s Congress (NPC).

The review of the draft outline of China’s 14th Five-Year Plan will proceed all the way to March 15. But in the current juncture, this is not only about 2025 (remember Made in China 2025, which remains in effect). The planning goes long-range towards targets in the Vision 2035 project (achieving “basic socialist modernization”) and even beyond to 2049, the 100th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China...
While the US and its allies fuss, China competes.
The Vineyard of the Saker
The shape of things to come in China
Pepe Escobar

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Peter Pan said...

*slow clap*

Must be awful living where the grass is not as green.

Ahmed Fares said...

Mar.04 -- Michael Pettis, finance professor at Peking University and senior fellow at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center, discusses China's economy and policies. Premier Li Keqiang set a conservative economic growth target of above 6% for the year and outlined ongoing fiscal support to keep the recovery going as he delivered the government's work report at the opening of the National People’s Congress. Pettis speaks on "Bloomberg Markets: Asia."

6% Growth 'Manageable' for China, Professor Pettis Says

Peter Pan said...

"Growth is good." - God

Ahmed Fares said...

re: the aspirate, the sound h as in English “hat.” (one of the Names of God)

“BREATHING HIS NAME INTO ABRAHAM Originally, Abraham's name was Abram (Gen. 17:1). After God confirmed His covenant to him, God inserted the fifth letter of the Hebrew alphabet, a letter in His own sacred name, into Abram's name making the name Abraham. When you pronounce ABRAHAM you can hear the breathing sound of the letter hei (pronounced "hey") inserted into Abraham's name. Abraham's wife, Sarah, was formerly known as Sarai (Gen. 16:1), until God confirmed a covenant to Abraham in Genesis 17. God inserted the letter hei (H) into Sarai's name making it Sarah! Once again, we hear the breathing sound inserted into the names of Sarah and Abraham. Symbolically, God was breathing His name into this couple so a child could be born to them in their old age. God's Breath brought new life.”

Perry Stone, Breath of the Holies

From the moment humans are born, even atheists, they begin to breathe the Name of God.

@Peter Pan,

Try not breathing.

Peter Pan said...

As an atheist I breathe, as an antinatalist, I do not breed.

Perhaps God has become an antinatalist in His old age, and prescribes "growth" as a means of ending His experiment.