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China Regulating Markets

This is absolutely par for the course, apparently, because China practices a sort of national capitalism in which the government carefully regulates the economy for the people's benefit.

Chinese Cargo Cranes Used to Spy

This is honestly quite remarkable:

Some national-security and Pentagon officials have compared ship-to-shore cranes made by the China-based manufacturer, ZPMC, to a Trojan horse. While comparably well-made and inexpensive, they contain sophisticated sensors that can register and track the provenance and destination of containers, prompting concerns that China could capture information about materiel being shipped in or out of the country to support U.S. military operations around the world.

It makes perfect sense - a well located cargo crane can track vital military movements, whether it's our aid to the Ukraine or anything else.


Pentagon sees giant Chinese-made cranes operating at American ports across the country, several used by the military, could give Beijing a possible spying tool hiding in plain sight

https://defence.pk/pdf/threads/breaking-pentagon-sees-giant-cargo-cranes-as-possible-chinese-spying-tools.762198/

https://twitter.com/Nobunaga0804/status/1632842573055426560



China will increase military spending by more than 7% this year, while warning of "escalating" threats.


This is a natural consequence of the Ukraine war.

Beijing's military budget - around $225bn (£186bn) - is still dwarfed by that of the United States, which is four times greater.


LOL, of course. The US budget for war is limitless.

China will increase military spending by more than 7% this year, while warning of "escalating" threats.


This is a natural consequence of the Ukraine war.

Beijing's military budget - around $225bn (£186bn) - is still dwarfed by that of the United States, which is four times greater.


LOL, of course. The US budget for war is limitless.

The most American thing ever is to go out and start shooting down so many balloons that you begin producing headlines like these:

Liberalism to Decadence

Excellent content from Isegoria:


"The premise of the book is simple: the US is a paradox composed of contradictions: its two primary values — freedom and equality — are mutually exclusive. It has many different cultures, and therefore no overall culture. And its market-driven society has given it economic riches but spiritual poverty. As he writes in the book, “American institutions, culture and values oppose the United States itself.”

"For Wang, the US’s contradictions stem from one source: nihilism. The country has become severed from its traditions and is so individualistic it can’t make up its mind what it as a nation believes. Without an overarching culture maintaining its values, the government’s regulatory powers are weak, easily corrupted by lobbying or paralyzed by partisan bickering. As such, the nation’s progress is directed mostly by blind market forces; it obeys not a single command but a cacophony of three hundred million demands that lead it everywhere and nowhere.

"In Wang’s view, the lack of a unifying culture puts a hard limit on the US’s progress. The country is constantly producing wondrous new technologies, but these technologies have no guiding purpose other than their own proliferation. The result is that all technological advancement leads the US along one unfortunate trajectory: toward more and more commodification."
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