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    U.S Military encirclement of China

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    Post  GarryB on Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:49 am

    The problem is that the Republicans are not very smart.

    The democraps were able to force Trump to reverse his stated policy of good relations with Russia by goading him into proving he was not putins tool... putins puppet...

    Essentially they got him to do the opposite of what he wanted to do, what he stated he wanted to do and to do exactly what they were going to try to do if they got into power.

    The result was Trump was an orange hillary but more willing to build walls and tear up agreements with everyone.

    The real question will be can the republicans goad Biden into going hardline against China...

    The irony is that Russia has a growing stable economy but it is no threat to the west in terms of economics.

    In terms of military power Russia is and remains the biggest threat to the west and if Russia acted like the west does then the west would certainly be in trouble... but Russia acts with respect and integrity and mainly in self defence so really only a threat to a country wanting to invade Russia or break her up... so obviously the west is afraid because that is exactly what they want.

    China on the other hand is more of a production superpower and a real economic threat to the west, though still rather weak in military terms... but threats of interference from the west is making them look to become more independent and resilient and part of that is boosting military spending in various areas.

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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:31 pm

    As I expected, USN will forward deploy in the IO:
    https://moderndiplomacy.eu/2020/12/12/a-us-numbered-fleet-in-the-indian-ocean-and-new-delhis-interests-in-the-region/
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    Post  Backman on Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:49 pm


    The potential bifurcation between the US and China is good for Russia. This isn't huge but Comac is officially in the crosshairs which is good to see. The 919 is a western aircraft with a fuselage made in China. Let sanctions be upon it. Smile

    Trump administration adds China's Comac, Xiaomi to Chinese military blacklist

    Jan 14, 2021 •


    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Thursday added nine Chinese firms to a blacklist of alleged Chinese military companies, including planemaker Comac and mobile phone maker Xiaomi, according to a document seen by Reuters.

    The companies will be subject to a new U.S. investment ban which forces American investors to divest their holdings of the blacklisted firms by Nov. 11, 2021.

    The Chinese Embassy in Washington, Xiaomi and Comac did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

    The expanding blacklist is part of a bid by President Donald Trump to cement his tough-on-China legacy in the waning days of his presidency.

    It was mandated by a 1999 law requiring the Defense Department to compile a catalog of companies owned or controlled by the Chinese military. The Pentagon, which only began complying this year, has so far added 35 companies, including oil giant CNOOC and China’s top chipmaker SMIC.

    In November, Trump sought to give the law teeth by signing an executive order banning U.S. investment of the blacklisted firms. (Writing and additional reporting by Alexandra Alper Editing by Chizu Nomiyama and Alistair Bell)
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    Post  GarryB Yesterday at 1:06 am

    Trump has spent his term forcing Europe and the US to push Russia away and to an extent China too... Russia got the message... but China is too invested in the west to just give up that easily... which is not to say they wont turn their back on the west completely... certainly they have invested enormous energy and money and time to new trade routes to get their goods to Europe and vice versa...

    If they keep printing money the way they are... who is going to keep accepting it as a real currency?

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