Over the past few decades, Germany has grown economically closer to China, often finding itself at odds with the United States, which has implied that Berlin is sucking up to Beijing and being too soft on Chinaâs aggression in the South China Sea.
cracks in the system...again
why? have they have seen too much?
unedited world cup footage of a maskless world beyond their borders
obviously proles are tired of being oppressed and rightly so
that said they're playing a dangerous game
âThese technologies are going to be the foundation of economic strength over the next decades, and there are significant concerns about what the world would look like if China gained the upper hand,â Martijn Rasser, a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, told me. âIt wouldnât be a world that I would want to live in, and I donât think most Americans or most of our friends and allies would want to live in it either.â
U.S. Puts Sweeping Restrictions on Chinaâs Access to Chip Technology The new limits on the sale of semiconductors to China aim to cripple Beijingâs access to technologies needed for supercomputing and guiding weapons. The moves are the clearest sign yet that a dangerous standoff between the two major superpowers is increasingly playing out in the technological sphere.
What might once have seemed like a precisely targeted rifle shot approach to sanctioning China now looks like a shotgun blast.
A cynic might wonder when the US government will pressure New Zealand to curtail exports of dairy products so that Chinese youngsters donât grow up to be big strong soldiers. The serious question is, how and when will China retaliate?
Puerto Ricoâs current situation benefits the US, which reaps billions of dollars by taxing imports to the island. American elites have begun settling in Puerto Rico to avoid federal income taxes. While exchanges on Puerto Ricoâs political status are beginning to attract more media attention, it is very unlikely that authorities will change a dynamic that benefits the most powerful.
The Estado Libre Asociado lost a substantial portion of its powers with the imposition of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act in 2016. Most economic policy is now controlled by the Financial Oversight and Management Board, a group of unelected officials appointed by the US president. Consequently, Puerto Ricans have grown apathetic towards elections. Voter turnout is decreasing, even as the annexationist-pro Estado Libre Asociadoâs two-party dominance is being challenged by the emergence of new minority parties which seek to upset the status quo.