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Originally posted by soficrow
FYI - this was debunked a couple of months ago. (Just scanned the thread - sorry if the point already was made.) ...And the Chinese Minister quoted was fired a while back, shortly after he made that speech.
More China blaming - just like the "Bird flu comes from China" accusation. It's just bs propaganda, all about identifying China as a target.
Originally posted by American Mad Man
I wish we could just dump welfare and other such worthless "social(ist)" programs, and put that money towards our millitary.
Originally posted by T0by
Lets talk about biological weapons instead which was mentioned in the speech. So this speech actually happened did it? Seems so according to other members here.
Anyway, the possibility of race specific weapons is very real. We don't even know how far china has gotten with this anyway.
Originally posted by beaburt
It worked so far for China because China had its own oil. As the Chinese economy keeps growing, the situation will change dramatically: China has already become a net importer of oil, and the price of oil has been increasing.
This will create pressure on an economy that basically specializes in cheap goods.
At the same time, the huge USA trade deficit that has been supporting Chinese growth is putting pressure on the Chinese currency, which is kept artificially low by the Chinese government.
Eventually, the Chinese currency will have to fluctuate and the oil factor will become relevant.
Those two factors will push up the cost of manufacturing in China, thus making China a lot less competitive.
Domestic politics. The Chinese economic miracle is mainly the economic miracle of a few eastern metropoles. There has been little tangible benefit for the rest of China, which in fact is living in horrible conditions (high pollution, inadequate health care, massive displacement of people to harness energy, rising unemployment).
These were precisely the conditions of Qing China that led to Sun Yatsen's revolution one century ago.
Originally posted by duncanidaho
China is going to implode economically. It has already started. The peasant farmers will take China down. That's the plan man! Food will keep them in check. That is our weapon. We are just giving them a long rope they will hang themselves with. Communism will fail it always does.
Originally posted by WestPoint23
WyrdeOne, China even now cant grow enough food domestically to feed its people, you think after a full scale nuclear war has contaminated its agricultural and industrial sector they will be able to start indoor farms as if nothing happened?
What about the majority of Chinas population that live in rural undeveloped areas? How are they going to filter the air, water, and food?
Lets be realistic here, the radioactive material released in a such an attack would kill whoever survived the initial blast.
A few people will survive, yes, but not in any significant majority to make a difference, the country would be destroyed and in ruins.
Look at this map of cesium soil radiation spread by just Chernobyl, not to mention that a radioactive cloud from Chernobyl reached all the way to the US.
Full scall nuclear war has not been proven to be anywhere near as bad as some would have you believe
Originally posted by xmotex
Err, full scale nuclear war hasn't proven to be anything, since there's never been one...
While I don't believe even a full scale nuclear conflict would be sufficient to cause the exctinction of the species (not directly anyway),
I'm also not sure the world that resulted, silos of a few weeks' worth of grain notwithstanding, would be much fun to "survive" in.
Originally posted by duncanidaho
Most of us can live without cheap China stuff if we had too.