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Yeah, there’s a stark contrast between China and the west when it comes to having a functional government.




Yeah, anybody who understands anything about politics and history knows this is a farce. Recent crashes and the pandemic have really shaken the faith in capitalism, and especially so for young people.

I think this is one reason China is constantly demonized. If people start seeing Chinese system in a positive light then they’re going to start asking uncomfortable questions about their own. As long as people can be convinced that living under Chinese style system would be worse, they can be relied on to keep propping up the one that oppresses them.


This kind of tech could potentially be used as sun shade as well when things start heating up further. Wonder if part of the motivation might be to test that sort of thing.






Yeah for sure, most of the world is lining up behind China now. Countries that hitch their wagon to the crumbling US empire are gonna be in a world of pain going forward.



I’d argue it’s actually going to hurt US more than China as it further decouples US from EU. UK and Australia are basically the two countries that support US unconditionally at this point.


They were gonna by 12 subs from France worth something like 42 billion originally.






The label is clearly rather arbitrary and just gets applied purely for political reasons. If the word terrorism still had any meaning then we’d consider US the biggest terrorist org in the world.


Absolutely, US did a complete 180 on their policy that the ball was in China’s court. This shows high levels of desperation on the part of US and tells China that they have the upper hand now.



Yeah, it’s fantastic to see a nation develop meaningful technology instead of just thinking that progress is making more social media apps and phones.




Realistically the fed is just going to print more money, but long term effect is going to be inflation.



Yeah, I think China is critical for keeping socialism alive globally right now.


Pretty much, I basically just look up news on China whenever I need cheering up.



Good call, I gotta remember to use the archiving feature more!



It’s absolutely the case, and I see no way for the West to counter China at this point. The main reason being that China is centrally planned while the West consists of many factions that are at odds with one another. Historically, central organization has always beaten ad hoc efforts.




Sure, but their opinions don’t matter since US is an oligarchy. On the other hand, the ruling class is pretty divided on China since a lot of them have a lot of investments there. I highly doubt that US would be in position to take any kind of coordinated action against China in practice.



Only problem being that US economy is heavily dependent on China, and you can’t bully China without them hurting you back.