Archive for the ‘China’ Category

June 19th, 2022 - 7:45 pm § in China, Europe, Foreign Affairs, Russia

Head of British military sees war clouds over Europe

“The new head of the British Army warned soldiers that they must prepare ‘to fight in Europe once again,'” AOL News reported on Sunday, June 19, 2022 (read story here). Gen. Patrick Sanders, on his first day in office, seemed to foresee a wider war when he spoke of a need “to[...]

May 26th, 2022 - 3:10 am § in China, Foreign Affairs

War game: China vs. Taiwan (video)

Knowledgeable teams, including two members of Congress, use wargaming methods to deduce what might happen if China attacked Taiwan. They conclude that China would preemptively strike U.S. bases in Japan and Guam, eventually attack Hawaii and possibly San Diego, and the conflict would quickly escalat[...]

April 5th, 2022 - 4:26 pm § in America, China, Foreign Affairs, Russia

Why Trump’s “America first” policy is a dead end

America’s isolationist movement before World War 2 that failed to preserve the peace or keep the United States out of the war. Trump is the most significant recent proponent of isolationism. If elected to a second term, he would have pulled the U.S. out of NATO, let Russia walk over Ukraine, a[...]

March 24th, 2022 - 8:54 pm § in China, Donald Trump, Russia

Trump’s secret plan to end the war

Back in 1968, Nixon had a “secret plan” to end the Vietnam War: More war. He increased bombing and sent U.S. troops into Cambodia. Trump, too, has a secret plan to end the Ukraine war. Actually, two plans: Secret Plan #1 “Put Chinese flags on our F-22 fighter jets [and] bomb the sh[...]

March 24th, 2022 - 6:16 pm § in Biden, China, Donald Trump, Economics, Russia

BlackRock declares globalization dead

Globalization, the vast offshoring of manufacturing that shuttered American factories and destroyed blue-collar jobs, was already faltering before Trump came along with his trade wars and tariffs, followed by pandemic disruptions of supply chains that turned out to be more fragile than anyone suspec[...]

February 28th, 2022 - 2:35 am § in Biden, China, Foreign Affairs, Russia

Stupid China left citizens in Ukraine

The U.S. warned Americans to get out of Ukraine. China didn’t warn its citizens to leave, so now about 6,000 Chinese are stuck there. “Unlike nationals from many other countries, they did not receive instructions to leave the country before the invasion began, as Chinese officials pushed[...]

February 26th, 2022 - 9:40 pm § in China, Health, Science

More coffin nails in “lab leak” theory

Two new studies “offer further evidence that the coronavirus originated in animals and spread to humans in late 2019 at the Huanan Seafood Market in Wuhan, China,” CNN reported on Saturday, February 26, 2022 (read story here). These are preprint studies, not yet peer-reviewed or publishe[...]

January 27th, 2022 - 11:19 pm § in China, Health

How hard is it to get a religious vaccine exemption in the U.S. military?

Recruits and troops in the U.S. armed forces are routinely inoculated against a laundry list of diseases. So, if you sign on the dotted line (nobody is drafted anymore, although the Selective Service law remains on the books for national emergencies), you expect to get jabbed and more than once. (Wh[...]

January 4th, 2022 - 8:49 pm § in America, Biden, China, Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs

What game theory predicts about China and “The Quad”

“The Quad” is a term for quadrilateral (i.e., four-nation) cooperation among the U.S., Japan, India, and Australian — who are joined by other European and Asian democracies — in opposition to China’s aggression and territorial ambitions. This article explains what game [...]

December 22nd, 2021 - 9:29 pm § in America, China

A reminder that Hong Kong’s freedom is gone

     The “Pillar of Shame,” 26 feet high, had stood on the University of Hong Kong grounds since 1997 “as a memorial to the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre.”      The sculpture by Danish artist Jens Galschiøt included an inscription that said, “The [...]