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We could survive the loss. The Chinese government would not survive the loss.
Has it never occurred to you why China was building ghost cities? It is not to deal with their population. It was done to keep their people employed
The Chinese government has been forced to arm some of their police forces in areas that are seeing an increase in public uprisings.
The “war on terror” has come home--and it’s wreaking havoc on innocent American lives. The culprit is the militarization of the police.
The weapons used in the “war on terror” that destroyed Afghanistan and Iraq have made their way to local law enforcement. While police forces across the country began a process of militarization complete with SWAT teams and flash-bang grenades when President Reagan intensified the “war on drugs,” the post-9/11 “war on terror” has added fuel to the fire.
Through laws and regulations like a provision in defense budgets that authorize the Pentagon to transfer surplus military gear to police forces, local law enforcement are using weapons found on the battlefields of South Asia and the Middle East.
A recent New York Times article by Matt Apuzzoreported that in the Obama era, “police departments have received tens of thousands of machine guns; nearly 200,000 ammunition magazines; thousands of pieces of camouflage and night-vision equipment; and hundreds of silencers, armored cars and aircraft.” The result is that police agencies around the nation possess military-grade equipment, turning officers who are supposed to fight crime and protect communities into what look like invading forces from an army. And military-style police raids have increased in recent years, with one count putting the number at 80,000 such raids last year.
How do you suppose we get rare earth?
Despite being one of the poorest nations in the world, Afghanistan may be sitting on one of the richest troves of minerals in the world, valued at nearly $1 trillion, according to U.S. scientists.
Afghanistan, a country nearly the size of Texas, is loaded with minerals deposited by the violent collision of the Indian subcontinent with Asia. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) began inspecting what mineral resources Afghanistan had after U.S.-led forces drove the Taliban from power in the country in 2004. As it turns out, the Afghanistan Geological Survey staff had kept Soviet geological maps and reports up to 50 years old or more that hinted at a geological gold mine.
In southeast Asia food may turn out to be even more strategic than oil .
CHINESE investment is flooding into Australia’s dairy industry, with four multi-million-dollar mega-deals in progress that are likely to see Chinese state-owned companies taking big stakes in all Australia’s largest dairy farming operations.
In western Victorian, about 50 dairy farmers between Colac and Mount Gambier have signed individual option deals to sell their farms, worth a collective $400 million, to a secretive Chinese-dominated dairy conglomerate being put together by Tasmanian-based property developer Troy Harper.
ASIA'S richest man has become the second-largest owner of Australian vineyards.
When the federal government's new register for foreign investment in agricultural land comes into force, one person set to attract more scrutiny is Asia's richest man, Li Ka-shing.
His companies have been busily buying up vineyards to become the second-largest owner of vineyard holdings in Australia.
The casual manner China views its citizens is going to lead to their downfall.
There are over three dozen armies around the world with more than 100,000 soldiers. Arguably, the United States has the world's largest army, combining the troops of the US Army and the US Marine Corps. While the US Army is not a marine corps, the US Marine Corps is an army by any usable definition of the term. While the Marines might quibble, the distinction was probably lost on the enemy in Iraq or Afghanistan.
Somewhat surprisingly, the world's most populous country [China], seems not to have the world's larget army. No one seems to know the size of the Chinese army. According to some Western sources such as the IISS Military Balance, the size of the Chinese ground forces is the largest in the world with approximately 1.6 million personnel.
originally posted by: NavyDoc
originally posted by: Nowornevertill
originally posted by: dragonridr
I think what shocked me the most is just the lack of professionalism.
Why should China show professionalism and respect towards USA.
I am not Chinese
I am white guy never been to Asia and i don't show US respect of any kind.
They did create ISIS, wars world wide and did 9/11.
People like that don't deserve respect.
Obviously you do not understand. This is not a "spy plane" it's a patrol aircraft and it is performing a freedom of navigation exercise. I did the exact same thing 20 years ago. The Spratly islands issue has been going on for a long time. The Chinese want to claim those waters for resources and so they literally create land so they can claim "territorial waters." They really are working against international law.