Will China Take Over America because of our debt

No. In ancient Greece prophets whose words did not come to pass had their tongues cut out. Fortunately for me, Greece is many millennia behind and far away. But my prophecy still stands. And here is why.

Yes, China has been racking up America’s bank account but for the following reasons, in no particular order, not much will come of it.

  • The Chinese economy is “managed” which means someone decides what needs to be done and where. This is the same economy as had the Soviet Union, now pretty well dead. In contrast to the American economy when it is working properly, this means not economic but personal goals dominate decisions. For example, local politicians want to look good to others so they build large apartment complexes in open spaces where no one lives, and where no one is expected to live. Frequently the construction is shoddy, bids are based largely on bribes, so the buildings, not being lived in or maintained, soon fall into disrepair. If someone owned them and cared, this would not happen so often. Bad investment wastes resources which no amount of lending to the gringos will alleviate.
  • China is not run by businessmen but by politicians who have no especial interest in the country beyond their own family and future. Communist officials make large salaries but because they have total control and no free enterprise, they can on the side demand large bribes from contractors, businesspeople, vendors, builders and lesser politicians. They then take the money in billions to other parts of Asia, Canada which has an open door immigration policy or even America via anchor babies, now increasingly popular. China is being drained dry of everything but people. Still there are billions to feed, and they need seed corn, fertilizer, equipment and parts which all take money. It’s a recipe for unrest, war, starvation, and revolution.
  • Another important reason is the great unrest in China, particularly the young people who have computer skills and can by-pass many restrictions on the internet. Stuff rigidly controlled by the state leaks out anyway. They know much of the world is better off than they and not just Europeans. They see all kinds of free Asians in train stations and airports. Freedom apparently is something for others and they are not happy.
  • In contrast America is getting back on her feet. She is well on her way to dominating the energy market; technologically she is way ahead of everyone else. China spends a fortune stealing technology and by the time they have made something they can sell, the USA has a product even better to take its place. Finally, the west has a tradition of resilience, innovation and that stiff upper lip. Dependence on the government as a way life has always been lived in much of Asia. Change is hard for a society but changing one’s mind about the patterns of life is a great challenge. I believe China will do well in the long run but not because they have our money.

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    Travel in China 2013

    Let me recommend this CNN site and possible click throughs from it.

    http://travel.cnn.com/20-china-trips-you-cant-find-any-guidebooks-075661

    Big Chinese urban areas are virtually identical.  This list and others at CNN open up new ideas.  I esp. like the Chinese cooking school in Beijing and the overnight in the yurt.

    The ONE thing you will never get in China

    China is a gifted, multi-level, multi-talented ambitious society but one thing you will never get in China is justice.

    Hong Kong Scraps Education (i.e.brain-washing) Plan

    http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2012/09/hong-kong-scraps-china-education-plan/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+chinadigitaltimes%2FbKzO+%28China+Digital+Times+%28CDT%29%29

    http://t.co/uxllwDsR

    Every time China backs down on an important free speech issue we should notice and applaud as it means the Chinese are raising themselves up for a better government.

    Abortion – the Chinese Kryptonite

    3 generations of Chinese

    I found this terrific drawing at China Daily online.

    These pages have, for 5 years, focused on the inner heart of the Chinese person. You can get the data somewhere else but I prefer to analyze the nation using a universal ruler about the spiritual man. This is what people are on the inside no matter what kind of culture surrounds and impacts them.

    Communism, even so-called Chinese Communism has never really been inside the heads of the Chinese. It might be called Obsessive Compulsive for a few, but considering the huge population a small portion indeed. This is a culture that prizes family over everything, even to the faulty elevation of the Han, over and above the plasticized Marxist doctrine imposed on them for the past 60 plus years. In fact, I often wonder why – save for the Chinese reputation for patience – they have tolerated it so long.

    Abortion is a case in point. Abortion is the political darling of the Marxist liberal that has been embraced by Westerners, e.g. Americans who are gay and lesbian, in other words, not family producers, and political leftists who see population control as a personal and corporate goal.

    But this is not China. If I had a date to set when the Chi-communist state started to crumble it would be in May 2008 when the horrific earthquake destroyed so many children in China. It was the coup de grace for an already poisonous social policy that had gotten wildly out of hand. For one thing, wealthy Chinese were able to buy a 2nd child with cold hard cash. The poor, and presumably those who should not be having more children simply because they are poor, were the ones facing forced abortions and during the earthquake a massive loss of children who could not be replaced. Some women were beyond child-bearing age. Of course, the Chinese know how to handle crises – they have so many of them – and parent-less children found their way into childless homes. But the acid burn of public policy began to eat away at them.

    In addition, the population control device of abortion clearly was not working. The population somehow continues to rise. China says publicly that they have 1.3 billion people when underground sources say more like 1.5. That is five times the number of Americans and we are now stretched ourselves.

    The tiny baby, no matter where he or she is born, has within him the DNA which seeks not just peace, but change and improvement. It might be called a happy dissonance. The Chinese have been told, believed and expected that the highly flawed celestial heaven they left behind with a failed Qing Dynasty would be replaced by a more just and equitable society. In fact the exact opposite has happened. The impoverished Qing coolie of yesteryear has been replaced by the factory worker of Quangdong Province making widgets.

    Not that anyone wants a return to warloads and landlords, but those two great enemies of happiness and harmony have merely been replaced by corrupt leaders on every side. And then they steal their offspring to boot? So much for harmony!!

    The Chinese man wants to get married and have a son, but who will he marry if the baby girls are aborted or shipped off to adoptive parents in the USA and elsewhere? Social scientists have predicted bride wars in China. There is already a surplus of males in Hainan Province where males outnumber females 100:118 at last count. It may actually be more now. That figure is 4 years old.

    The blind activist, Chen Guangcheng, who recently was released to the USA, no doubt to get his unsettling influence away from China during a stormy transfer of power, was, among other things, a foe of forced abortions. His cause has by no means been diminished by his absence. If anything, the ground swell of discontent continues.

    None of this can be blamed on the ever despised American. No American is killing their babies or siphoning off money for lands and businesses in Western Canada. No – this is home grown.

    It is rather amusing to think of the self-congratulatory modern mandarins riding about in sleek black Mercedes planning ever more glorious social improvements while the termite of abortion eats away at the fragile rotten wood of Chinese Communism. No American will benefit if China collapses, but no one in Western society wants to see so much personal misery on so many people. In the end, culture beats out politics every single time.

    2008 Mongolian Bibles Confiscated

    In 2008 several of us received a fairly large number of Mongolian Bibles (New Testaments.) I did not know it at the time but it was an old language. When the Russians took over Mongolia, or so I was told, they insisted on a version of Mongolian that the natives did not particularly like. A more modern Mongolian script was introduced after the Russians left. Consequently there were 3 Mongolian scripts which none of us could understand. Fortunately our Mongolian friends could sort it out.

    The Mongolian Bibles we left at the church in Daban were confiscated by the police. I had a devil of a time getting translation done in Daban – badly, most of the time or not at all. I wanted to talk to the police and tell them that the Bibles were legal, purchased by Chinese for Chinese, printed in China, and that we were only the delivery people. That is the only caveat the government has laid down for the distribution of Bibles.

    I discussed with American teachers our tracking down who took the Bibles and asked the police to return them since I was leaving for the USA in July 2008 before the Olympics and didn’t want this hanging over my head. So I paid Sam my translator to come to Daban.

    As it turned out the idea was a great success. We learned from the church that ONLY the green Mongolian Bibles had been taken, and not by the police but by the Religion Bureau, who, it turns out are all Mongolians. But they could not read them!!

    Someone who apparently could read that script decided that there was something damaging or in opposition to the PLA and all the Bibles were then put somewhere. This was in line with what we were told about the dissidents and separatists in Tibet and Taiwan who were expected to cause trouble at the games, and they were looking at the Mongolians too so I came under suspicion. The officials routinely tell me the Mongolians are all Buddhists which we know is not true – it is just another

    This Daban Church was not for Mongolians even thoough some attended briefly.

    mantra.

    Sam talked to several different officials, and they said that a number of people had the books, finally ending with the name and phone number of one man who was out of town.

    This explains to me why the police were watching my house and following me for 6 weeks, a fact which the church people did not know and were surprised to learn. They seemed to be very relieved over the whole thing and we had a good laugh over the fact that some of those people will now be reading God’s word and may be saved. The confusion primarily was over the fact that they thought this was some seditious book, not realizing that the Bible is the same the world over except for the language of the native readers.

    Since no one in this particular church is Mongolian it was not a great issue with these members, but they did say their pastor was going to go back to the Religion Bureau and ask for them back after she returned from Beijing.

    We discussed the recent fact too that the Gospel of John will be distributed by Amity at the games free.

    This follows the pattern of many people who report that confiscated Bibles often end up getting people saved and developing church groups, which, after all, is the goal of God’s word in any event. Me and my friends had to leave China, but the Word of God remains.

    Why does China lie about the USA?

    I love China but I won’t for one minute lie about what is going on. Ordinarily I don’t copy an entire article but this is worth it, just for its shock value. A billion and a half people might read this about the USA. Do they believe it? I will have a commentary below.

    The Sorry State of Human Rights in America
    For the past 13 years, China has “retaliated” against the U.S. State Department’s annual human rights country reports with its own report on human rights in the U.S. This year’s report criticizes America on its handling of the Occupy movement and the War on Terror, as well as ongoing inequalities such as chronic homelessness. China’s State Council Information Office cites American and European media sources, as well as Human Rights Watch (whose web address is blocked in China) and other U.S.-based non-profits.
    The curation project SneezeBloid published highlights from this year’s report, juxtaposing the text with images of poverty, abuse and Mao fervor in China. The curators also added their own wry commentary before ending with a quotation from the Hong Kong-based communist mouthpiece Ta Kung Pao.
    Translated by Deng Bolun.
    State Council Information Office Releases 2011 U.S. Human Rights Report, Prompts American Introspection
    May 26, 2012
    On May 24, the State Council Information Office of the People’s Republic of China published “The United States 2011 Human Rights Record.” The report points to serious infringements on the rights and freedoms of U.S. citizens. During the “Occupy Wall Street” movement, tens of thousands of demonstrators were subject to violent and forceful treatment, while many were arrested. This kind of behavior, a wanton trampling of the people’s right to assembly and free speech, shows the reality of America’s free democracy.
    Comment: The Occupy Movement was a well financed group of unemployed thugs. Most of the money came from pro-socialist groups, easily proven. In the USA fools are allowed to do all kinds of public things, UNTIL they break the law and then WHAP, here comes the law. In China they do not get a grace period.

    (report from CCTV’s primetime news show Xinwen Lianbo)
    State Council Information Office: U.S. Press Freedom No More Than a Tool to Pressure Other Countries: According to news reports from the United Kingdom, Australia and other countries, there were nearly 1,000 arrests during the first two weeks of the Occupy Wall Street movement. On October 1 alone, the New York police arrested more than 700 protesters on the charge of blocking traffic, with many demonstrators handcuffed and marched in a straight line over a bridge to wait for a paddy wagon. On November 17, to mark two months of the Occupy Wall Street movement, hundreds of people were again arrested, no less than 276 in New York City. Many were injured and bleeding as the police dragged them away. A number of protesters accuse the police of using cruel tactics.
    Comment: The most puzzling things to the Chinese is our freedom of the press. It is very annoying to Americans too. Our newspapers and TV are completely financed by private money, that is advertisements. As a result some pretty stupid stuff gets reported, and misreported but eventually advertisers find no one is either watching that TV or buying their product and the problem ceases. Sometimes the government has influence on the news; more often it does not. The media are glamorized by President Obama but it is wearing off as things get worse. Someone who does not approve of the news simply goes to the internet to get the facts, or their friends on social media. We are never really isolated from the facts.

    State Council Information Office: U.S. Strictly Limits Freedom of Speech Online: The U.S. Patriot Act and Homeland Security Act both contain articles that regulate the Internet, empowering the government or law enforcement bodies to regulate and censor any online content that “threatens national security.” The Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act, passed in 2010, stipulates absolute power to the federal government to shut down the Internet during a state of emergency. [The Internet “kill switch” bill did not actually pass, although it was reintroduced in 2011.]
    State Council Information Office: U.S. Experimented on Living People, Horrifying the World: On August 30, 2011, the U.K.’s Daily Telegraph reported that from 1946 to 1948 the U.S. government funded medical experiments carried out on about 5,500 Guatemalans, intentionally infecting 1,300 soldiers, prostitutes, prisoners and mental patients with syphilis. They even injected syphilis to the hindbrains of seven epileptic women and gonorrhea into the eye of a terminally ill woman. At least 80 Guatemalans died. U.S. news sites have released reports claiming that the recent exposé of these experiments is only the tip of the iceberg. There are many eye-witness accounts of these terrifying, illegal experiments: the government’s experiments with radiation, mind control experiments, the CIA and Defense Department’s use of enemy combatant experiments during the “War on Terror,” etc.
    Comment: In China people think 1948 is important; it is not here. Americans know the criminals who did these evil deeds were punished and everyone involved is now dead. And so is the issue. China focuses on the past. When I spoke to young people about America and China they frequently said this, “Chinese culture is 4,000 years old.’ I did not say this but I thought it, “Who cares?” America is a forward looking society. We expect to be improving and we don’t look at the past.
    State Council Information Office: Millions of Homeless Roaming U.S. Streets: There are 2.3 to 3.5 million homeless in the U.S. in any given year. The number of homeless families increased 20% from 2007 to 2010. In the past five years, the rate of individuals leaving their families or communities and applying to live in homeless shelters climbed from 39% to 66%. The U.S. is the world’s biggest economy, but few people enjoy the economic, social and cultural rights that must be safeguarded in order to live with honor and dignity. The U.S. has significantly scaled back education funding, cut teaching staff, reduced class time, and greatly increased tuition. Education for primary school students has gone from bad to worse.
    Comment: Much of this is true, a truth which voters will remember in November when Mr. Obama tries to be reelected. What is not said is that these shelters are run by private money. Education funding was over blown; it gave a chance to leaders to get rid of bad teachers. Tuition has been way overpriced and graduates not able to find jobs. All of this is good because it reflects a consumer-country. If the product is lousy, don’t buy it.

    America is this kind of country: A country where power dwarfs the law, a country where forced demolitions cover the land, a country where wronged citizens have grown to a crowd, a country where chengguan can attack street peddlers at random, a country where the people are brainwashed with propaganda, a country full of “naked officials,” a country where no official is uncorrupted, a country where human rights have been completely ruined!
    Ta Kung Pao: China’s System of Government Undoubtedly World’s Most Superior Model: An editorial published by Hong Kong’s Ta Kung Pao indicates that in the 59 years since the establishment of China it has become a model of government for the world. China’s one party administration, multiparty cooperation and “synthetic model” of unified economic, political, cultural, and social development have shown great superiority and created a “Golden Age of China” that has shocked the world.

    Comment: The CHinese press has taken all their own ills and projected them on us. I wonder how many hungry Chinese are thinking this is a Golden Age? Do they ever ask themselves, why much of the world wants to live in the USA? How does such a society generate so many inventions, make so much money, go to the moon, support so many other nations, are looked to by many nations for help during times of trouble? If we are so deprived, how come we meet sports goals, have the widest variety off music and art? No oppressed society can do all this. But that does not answer the main question. Why China must lie about America in the 1st place.

    Lies are always the result of fear. in this case fear that people might compare themselves with others and wonder why they are so much worse off. Another fear, will the Chinese try to get rid of their communist dictatorship and try a free society? Will they compare themselves when they know the truth about democratic nations? I suspect so. The truth always exposes failure. But as an American it is not a problem to me. We are doing fine, and having China jealous or worried is really not an issue. For some unexplained reason the Chinese obsess about America but we are blind and deaf to it. We let them do their thing. The ignorance of a billion people has virtually no effect on our lives- only theirs.
    [I eliminated the pictures.)