posted on Jun, 28 2020 @ 05:15 PM
a reply to: Stevenmonet
Sorry to comment to myself, but something just occurred to me. Chairman poo and the ccp may have one chance though very slim.
We are much more likely to see the balkanization of China as a result of all of this but but but..
If the ccp somehow turns their belt and road initiative into some sort of new African bread basket feeding china initiative they could survive and
If they could appropriate massive swaths of fertile African farm land which is currently sitting unproductive and use it to meet chinas food demands,
they could survive the winter. Sure it would be neocolinialism and definatly involve subhuman working conditions for the workers in the short term,
but as chinas domestic food production comes back online, china could sell the surplus back to African nations cheap, while also cutting off entirely
its reliance on Australian and american farmers and ranchers.
By further untangling themselves from each others economies china and the United states would be ready to finaly square off in an open warfare
competition for global dominance.
Creating a fertile bread basket on the continent of Africa and combining it with the robust trade and modernization of the continents infrastructure
of the belt and road initiative could make the fastest growing population of any continent on the world into a desirable global market which would be
beholden to China alone.
Could China use this catastrophe to actually improve their hand?
Well....I am no expert, but if they play their cards right with russia and build Africa into their own productive breadbasket, they could continue to
expand their global reach rivaling America and our western allies.
Scary thought for sure but ....disaster is the same word for opportunity in ....language or whatever. I can't be bothered to remember, but you get the
point I hope.