China beyond Taiwan

While we wait for the start of the Taiwan war, Xi now sets his sights on Okinawa? (Sign up for a free account at the Economist to get 3 articles a month.) Doesn’t seem like there is much alarm about anything China from the current administration. Goes beyond incompetence to apparent intentional disregard for what will happen there. The Chinese have long memories–and long-term plans.

Can’t blame it all on the current administration though. There is now an inextricable reliability on Chinese goods and services. The fact that they are experiencing an economic crisis and that they would be devastated if they called in our debt, does little to comfort China watchers.

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