The rising power of China will create new political fissures in the west
Posted by seumasach on August 17, 2016
Raising the spectre of a Chinese “security”threat is, of course, merely a pretext. Our hostility to China becomes China’s imagined hostility to us. The real issue is systemic: China’s financial system is subordinate to the state whereas our state is subordinate to the financial system. All this has been accentuated post-Brexit: at the same time as we shut out China we are directing more of our own resources to bailing out the financial sector.
13th August, 2016
Whether he wins or loses the US presidency next November, Donald Trump has already come up with one of the defining slogans of 2016 – “Make America great again”.