Is America jealous of China?
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In a short 40 years, she lifted more than half of her 1.4 billion people out of poverty without firing a bullet. This is unprecedented in human history.Updated on January 19, 2021, Xiao Nengshou
It is now very clear to everyone in the world that USA has no intention to allow any country to surpass her and she will use all tactics, evil or otherwise, to subjugate any one.
In the past, USA executed soft power to expound the her reasonableness, project that she cared about human rights, freedom of press, wanted freedom n democracy for all and also the right of underdeveloped n developing countries to progress. This facade held since WW II but was all brutally torn apart by Trump who had showed the real n ugly face of USA by his attacks n economic sanctions on allies and others.
Underneath this facade, even when she purportedly help Japan n Germany with Marshal plan, create the UN, World Bank, IMF, NATO, WTO etc, are instruments n tools of control, for USA governance n companies.
When it is untenable to have gold as a standard to benchmark the value of her currency, she changed the standard n benchmarked the dollar against a commodity such as oil (energy)n thus make her currency “international”. An agreement was stuck between US n Saudi Arabia that all oil transactions be denominated in dollar n the dollar will then be re circulated in the USA by buying weapons n other investment.
This way USA can keep printing “paper” money without any kind of real asset such as “gold” to back up her dollar. In effect, she can go into deficit, spend without care (as she is in effect bankrolled by the world) but other countries cannot do so the same. This is clearly shown in the Asian Financial Crisis in 1997 or Argentina.
Many countries tried to break away from this system by “de dollarization” or to achieve advance technology but all these countries were all toppled by the CIA , direct military intervention or crippled economically such as Chile, Iran, Iraq, Japan etc
When China rises rapidly, USA was blindsided because she rose up too fast.
In a short 40 years, she lifted more than half of her 1.4 billion people out of poverty without firing a bullet. This is unprecedented in human history.
She also advanced in high technology n able to produce high speed trains, build huge infrastructures such as roads, rails, electric cars, power plants, send men up to space n create internet giants like Alibaba, Tencent, Baidu n Hwawei. She is now the second biggest economy in the world encroaching to overtake USA as the biggest economy.
USA is not jealous. She is frighten and nervous that her hegemony over the world in terms of politics, economic and governance will be toppled n therefore USA is out to derail and stop China in any way she can. If peaceful means cannot stop China, I will not be surprised that US will use military methods such as instigating a war of some kind like between Taiwan and China or drag China into a North Korean War or a direct “limited” nuclear war.
Let’s hope better heads prevailed n USA does not act out of desperation. The resources of the world is large enough to make all of us rich when properly utilized. There is no such thing as a “limited” nuclear war. It take only 10 or 20 nuclear detonations to create a nuclear winter n this planet will be doomed. Remember this is the only known planet that have “intelligent” life.