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The Great Fall
Beijing’s Self-Defeating Strategy
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  • Blackbeard

    How has this belligerence cost China anything so far? if they are not already the world’s largest economy they soon will be. Their military power is rapidly expanding, in significant part because of all the military tech they’ve stolen. At home the Chinese public loves it when they humiliate the West.

    Why should they change a strategy that’s working so well?

    • John Schwartz

      It’s not working well at all. China is diplomatically isolated, it is aging faster than it is getting rich, and the only people who are still impressed by its Potemkin success are the inbred hicks who vote for Trump.

      • Blackbeard

        Why in the world would you think I am a Trump supporter? And why would you think insults are a helpful way to argue?

  • Jacksonian_Libertarian

    “That’s not a good thing for anybody”

    You shouldn’t make such obviously false statements like this one.

    • Matt B

      I dunno. Personally I wouldn’t enjoy a global financial crisis. Maybe that’s just me.

  • rheddles

    See also Zhu Gaochi

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