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Gordon Chang

May 20 2022

The Chinese Economy is in Trouble: “What we are going to see with China, for the first time that anyone can remember who’s alive, is an economy that’s twice the size of the U.S., possibly three times the size of the U.S., and it’s going to be very weird living in that world,” said Elon Musk on the “All-In with Chamath, Jason, Sacks & Friedberg” podcast.

At first glance, Musk looks correct. China is catching up to America fast. Last year, the Chinese economy skyrocketed 8.1%, producing $17.46 trillion in gross domestic product. The American economy clocked in at $23.00 trillion, growing only 5.7%.

Yes, Musk is America’s leading visionary, but this particular vision is off-target. The Chinese economy will never overtake America’s, at least not this century.

Elon Musk is making predictions by extrapolating. Extrapolation works most of the time, but not now.

Why not?

The Chinese economy – and the nation overall –  is passing a series of inflection points. The most fundamental one is demographic: The Chinese population is on track for a steep decline. The most immediate inflection point is economic: China is now contracting. The country needs growth to retire monumental debt, however.

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Oct 20, 2021 Progressive mind tricks brainwash U.S. to think communist China is a mighty empire, but behind the scenes skyscrapers crumble, food gets made from poison, and even a majestic aircraft carrier proves to be a floating Potemkin Village. Bill Whittle has the video, and a message of hope for the American republic.

 

 

Sep 7, 2020 China now floats more warships than the U.S. -- 350 vs. 293 -- giving the communist regime the world's largest navy, according to U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for China, Chad Sbragia. The People's Republic is on it's way to developing a force that can project power anywhere on Earth. Should the U.S. be very afraid? Is America now paying the price for reduction of ships, inadequate funding, and leadership choices that have more to do with politics than victory? Or is this news just more Pentagon budget boosting public relations?

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