Here Comes China
With respect to Godfree Roberts and his excellent newsletter and I comment.
This is a statement that has massive repercussions: 250 million smallholders with 2-3 hectares of land produce 80% of China’s food
The attached article is a WEF article, so kindly read it without taking seriously the propaganda, but glean the facts. https://europeansting.com/2022/11/08/how-has-china-maintained-domestic-food-stability-amid-global-food-crises/
Talking about food production, this is possible that the local farmers produce most of the fresh produce on such small plots of land, but farmers have to work in cooperative structures – in the simplest form, one grows the tomatoes and the other grows the potatoes. It is a perfect socialist structure. For meat and fish products, the amount of land is not sufficient. This is also why the Indian farmers are continually up in arms. They do not have the Chinese technological support for their own subsistence farming and farming conglomerates try to take over. One can only support China in this massive effort but also realize that it takes a cooperative type of person. They do the same with seed production, where local and area specialists gather and maintain local seeds in local seed banks.
From terrestrial food, to a moonbase:
Nuclear-powered moon base by 2028, before landing astronauts there. “We hope our astronauts will be able to go to the moon in 10 years,” said Wu Weiran, chief designer of China’s lunar exploration program.
It is plans like this, and China delivers, that succeed generally, and makes it necessary for the US to create a ‘space force’ that has never been to space.
The Chip (integrated circuit) war and legislation by the US are getting unexpected headwinds. And what is quite amazing is that is from Japan and the Netherlands. The US positioning is causing much frustration
Shenzhen’s RoboSense launched the first automotive flash solid-state LiDAR chip, the Holy Grail of self-driving sensors. With a simple bill of materials and no moving parts, it excels in detection performance, cost, automotive safety, and reliability. https://www.therobotreport.com/robosense-launches-flash-solid-state-lidar/
In June, China made a billion chips per day, up 44% YoY, and an all-time record, but not nearly enough to meet manufacturers’ needs. https://www.tomshardware.com/news/china-now-produces-over-1-billion-chips-per-day
Two years ago I made a prediction that China will leapfrog the state of integrated circuit technology. I confirm this in my thinking. They’re going to produce something way outside of our thinking. “China has submitted the most research papers accepted at a prestigious international academic conference focused on semiconductors, bumping the US to number two”. Of 629 papers submitted, 198 were accepted: 59 from China, 42 from the US, and 32 from South Korea. Silicon-based chip manufacturing is changing materially. (My husband, well versed in hardware, is mumbling stuff about alternate universes!)
Xi Jinping was the star of the G20 and almost single-handedly confirmed a message that we are to work together in this world cooperatively. His message was strongly supported by most of the other attendees.
Godfree writes: What did Xi and Biden discuss?
Western media presents the US-China relationship as a competition between two countries, but President Xi presented a different perspective to President Biden: how the relationship looks to the other 193 countries: “Current China-U.S. relations don’t meet the fundamental interests of our two countries and their people, nor the expectations of the international community”.
“A statesman should think about and know where to lead his country. He should also think about and know how to get along with other countries and the wider world,” said Xi, and suggested they jointly “chart the right course for bilateral ties”.
The meeting was the first face-to-face meeting between China and the US since 2019, the first face-to-face meeting between the two leaders since President Joe Biden’s election, and Xi laid out three areas of common interest:
- preventing conflict and confrontation, leading to peaceful coexistence;
- benefiting from each other’s development; and
- promoting post-COVID global recovery, tackling climate change and coordinating to resolve regional problems.
Significantly, the three-and-a-half-hour meeting, which the White House requested, was held at the Chinese delegation’s residence in Bali, not at the G20 venue. Biden said the US does not seek a New Cold War; does not support “Taiwan independence”; does not support “two Chinas” or “one China, one Taiwan”; does not seek “decoupling” from China, and does not want to contain China.
The two men agreed on the importance of establishing the guiding principles of China-US relations, conducted constructive discussions on this issue and tasked their working teams to reach an agreement. US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, will follow up during a visit to Beijing, and China suggested they work on together on six major items:
- The world in the 21st century must avoid repeating the mistakes of the Cold War. The two countries should take a correct view of each other’s internal and external policies and strategic intentions and establish a tone of dialogue rather than confrontation and win-win rather than zero-sum President Biden introduced the midterm elections in the United States,.
- Setting clear a direction that prevents China-US relations from spiraling out of control. President Xi said that two major countries such as China and the US cannot do without some great principled consensus, “With principles, there is direction, with direction, to properly handle differences and expand cooperation. It is based on this consideration that China and the US should adhere to mutual respect, peaceful coexistence and win-win cooperation. President Biden has repeatedly reiterated such important statements as “four not one intention.”
- China says the US should translate President Biden’s positive remarks into concrete policies and actions, stop containing and suppressing China, stop interfering in China’s internal affairs, stop undermining China’s sovereign security and development interests, work with China to build the “four beams and eight pillars” conducive to the sound and steady development of China-US relations, and jointly consolidate the “solid foundation” for stable and lasting China-US relations.
- Taiwan is part of China, and the Taiwan issue is China’s internal affairs.During their meeting, President Xi briefed President Biden on Taiwan’s history of colonization and aggression by outside powers over the past few hundred years, stressing that China opposes “Taiwan independence” and maintains territorial integrity, which means protecting China’s ancestral land. Anyone who wants to split Taiwan from China runs counter to China’s national greatness. The Chinese people will certainly share the same enemy and will never consent. President Biden said the US side adheres to the one-China policy, does not support “Taiwan independence,” does not support “two Chinas” or “one China, one Taiwan” and does not seek to use the Taiwan issue as a weapon.
- Because China and the US are permanent members of the UN Security Council, the international community hopes they will jointly address global challenges. President Xi Jinping said that China-US cooperation is good for both countries and the world. There are differences and differences between China and the United States, and differences should not become an obstacle to the development of China-US relations. Differences should be Cooperation requires a good atmosphere and stable relations. It must not be done unilaterally. Facts have repeatedly shown that the entire China-US relationship cannot be defined simply by competition, and cooperation is always the best choice for both countries. China-US cooperation benefits all parties and opens up a win-win future for China and the world.
- On democratic human rights, President Xi observed that freedom, democracy and human rights are the common pursuit of mankind and the consistent pursuit of the CPC. The United States has American-style democracy and China has Chinese-style democracy, both of which are in line with their respective national conditions The entire process of people’s democracy in China is based on China’s national conditions and historical culture and reflects the will of the people Specific differences between the two sides can be explored, provided they are exchanged on an equal footing.