JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: THE FOOLISHNESS OF AUSTRALIA’S PRESENT MORRISON GOVERNMENT IN DISRUPTING RELATIONS WITH CHINA JUST FOR THE SAKE OF A PAT ON THE HEAD FROM TRUMP – CHINA’S NEAR-TERM PROSPECTS ARE THE STRONGEST OF ANY MAJOR ECONOMY BY FAR – ONLY BACKWARD THINKING AVOIDS ENGAGING WITH CHINA – CHINA BUILDS, EVERYWHERE, WHILE AMERICA IS BENT ON DESTRUCTION – IRRATIONAL IMPULSES CANNOT GIVE US RATIONAL RESULTS – CHINESE PRESIDENT XI’S BELT AND ROAD INITIATIVE (BRI, OR THE NEW SILK ROAD) IS THE GREATEST PROJECT OF OUR ERA AND WILL CHANGE THE WORLD – IT DESERVES THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE BUT THAT PRIZE HAS LONG BEEN CORRUPTED TO SERVING AMERICAN GEOPOLITICAL INTERESTS   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN GLOBAL TIMES

Canberra’s possible axing of Victoria State agreement with Jiangsu [China’s BRI or New Silk Road] an ‘alarming signal’

It would be a very short-sighted thing for Morrison’s Australian government to do.

At a time of global economic problems, we need every bit of investment and growth possible.

And Australia has already hurt itself economically by damaging its valuable export market in China with foolish words.

There can be no doubt that China, having been so spectacularly successful in defeating the pandemic, will be the world’s engine of growth next year.

A new study by London’s Centre for Economics and Business Research also says China is on target to take over America’s place as the world’s largest economy in 2028. Actually, by some measures, it has already achieved that position.

Only backward thinking avoids engaging with China.

The hard truth is that America works with some of its allies, like Australia, to subvert China because it fears it cannot compete in many things, yet it still wants to lead. Irrational impulses cannot give us rational results in world affairs.

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Response to an unthinking comment from Australia:

I’ve always thought it was good advice to know the words to the song before standing up to sing. You seem to disagree with that principle.

Your words display the kind of reflexive ignorance we see so often from divisive and unthinking folks like Trump and Pompeo.

And there is no excuse for it. Look me up. I am widely known, having many Websites and published articles. A brief bio is on all my sites.

What I am known for is being strongly anti-war and having a passionate desire for honesty, the rule of reason, and concern for human decency. I am a fierce and independent critic, retired from an economics career.

I am also known for my love of history and culture and beautiful images (I have a number of image sites). I freely confess to a deep affection for China, and I dislike seeing the country treated unfairly as it has been by devotees to Trumpism.

How does it get any lower than treating the world’s first victim of COVID as its cause? In hopes of grabbing some economic or political advantage? And not just a victim, but a heroic fighter against the disease.

In COVID, as in so many matters, China builds while America is focused on destruction.

We have so many genuinely bad actors in the world, and China is not one of them.

NOTE

President Xi’s Belt and Initiative (aka, the New Silk Road) is the greatest economic initiative of our lifetimes.

Its impact will be monumental and extremely positive, and how important that it comes at a time of great stress in the world.

It will reshape the world’s economic geography and improve the lives of hundreds of millions in many lands.

It builds healthy relationships and partnerships across the globe.

Meanwhile America continues threatening and attacking people and telling people in many lands how they should run their affairs, even though it is obvious America cannot even run its own.

Were the Nobel Peace Prizes not heavily under the influence of American geopolitics – as they clearly are, with none of the most obvious and worthy candidates ever winning – Xi would be a tremendously worthy winner for this project.

Posted December 30, 2020 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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