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Why East Asia Will Soon Rule the World

Updated on November 16, 2018
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I grew up on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and currently reside in Florida.

Note I said East Asia, not just China. When considering the economic powerhouses of Korea, Japan and China, no other individual country (or group of countries like the EU) can compete. And when considering their immigration policies, their cultures are not in threat of being dissolved. Nor is their economic system at risk of collapsing due to social welfare systems causing them to take on massive unpayable amounts of debt, as is happening in most of Europe and North America, in part because of taking in tens of millions of immigrants.

As explained in the video below, countries like China and Japan have a zero sum immigration policy, as in, they will accept no immigrants at any time, from anywhere, for any reason.

In fact, all three countries are mass exporters of immigrants, and they are mass investors into other nation’s properties and businesses.

It is estimated that today in Canada over 2 million individuals of Chinese origin reside in the country, in a nation of over 36 million people that may not seem to be significant. But when you factor in the fact that it is far easier to apply for Canadian citizenship, benefits and social services than it is to receive them in China, one can surmise that the numbers will continue to trend upward.

Chinese companies and private citizens combined, own over two trillion dollars worth of real estate in Canada, a situation which is similar to what many countries are facing today. It is for this reason China is increasingly viewed as a “strategic competitor” to Western nations.

That’s a label that President Trump threw on China last year. His assessment was that the country, on every level from the economy to its military, is in direct competition with the U.S. for global leadership.

A perspective which happens to coincide with a wave of Chinese companies that are expanding into new markets, including Canada, and of course America.

One of Trump’s biggest concerns that he noted was about intellectual property theft by Chinese companies and misuse of consumer data. And for good reason, one example for this is WeChat, the largest social media app in China, which has struggled to find success outside of the country because of fears that messages and consumer data can be accessed by Beijing at any time.

Information in China, every digital piece, is a sovereign issue. The Chinese state can control or monitor all data in China. In terms of our privacy in the U.S. and Canada, we draw distinctions between what is public and what is private. In China there is no such thing, the Party controls all, the Party owns all, foreign or not, if it is considered property of a Chinese company or Chinese individual, it belongs to China, because they belong to China. And anything within China’s borders, even if foreign ‘owned’ is monitored and can be controlled by the government at any time, for any reason.

The video below explains just how precarious (detrimental to America’s best interests) the situation was becoming prior to Trump’s election and a course reversal:

This is not just a problem America is facing however, as many other countries have gone even further down the rabbit hole than the USA, as can be seen in the video below.

OK, I know, how much concern should I expect that to garner when you probably didn’t even know those countries existed (be honest).

So perhaps if we look at what is occurring in a country most are familiar with such as Australia (see below).

Why should we be concerned if China's (and East Asia in general) influence and control continues to spread around the globe, what difference would it make?

Well, first I would suggest you consider reading some of my previous articles related to this matter, such as China's Social Credit Will Shape the Future and China Overtakes the U.S. Economy.

In addition, a solid grasp of world history, as well as comprehending how being the world’s leading industrial nation makes China the world’s most powerful nation (as America used to be) would be of benefit.

China today, like Germany before WWII, is an industrial power hard pressed to feed its population from its own territory, and is currently being forced by outside international powers into an economic crisis, and is thus dependent on unpredictable international markets for food and resources.

China being a one party controlled (limited freedom and liberty) population is very susceptible to a revival of ideas like Lebensraum. The Chinese government is all too aware of its not-so-long-ago history of starving its own population, and is trying to balance confronting increasingly unfavorable international and environmental conditions with today’s promise of ever-increasing prosperity.

The danger is not that the Chinese will actually starve to death in the near future, any more than Germans would have during the 1930s. The risk is that a developed totalitarian country able to project military power could, like Hitler’s Germany, fall into ecological-economical panic, and take drastic steps to protect its existing standard of living.

How might such a scenario unfold?

During the drought of 2010, Chinese panic buying helped bring bread riots and revolution to the Middle East (AKA the ‘Arab Spring’), nearly a decade ago, when China had far less economic clout than it does today.

The Chinese leadership currently regards Africa as a long-term source of food. Although many Africans themselves still go hungry, their continent holds about half of the world’s untilled arable land. Like China, South Korea and Japan are interested in the Sudan’s fertile regions and they have been joined by Qatar and Saudi Arabia in efforts to buy or lease land throughout Africa. In addition, China is leasing a tenth of Ukraine’s arable soil, and buying up food whenever global supplies tighten.

Thousands arrive daily onto European shores

Under conditions of stress or acute need, such agrarian export zones could become fortified colonies, requiring or attracting violence. As Africa and the Middle East continue to warm and wars rage, economic migrants and war refugees are making perilous journeys to flee to Europe and North America, a problem which is heavily compounded by the produce of those continents being exported to feed Asia.

While America (and European Nations) may have been guilty of military intervention for decades to secure oil and mineral rights in foreign lands, it has always been a positive producer of food goods, often exporting those goods to the nations it had ties to for those petroleum and metal products.

China on the other hand, is a consumer of all resources, including staple foods, and does not have the ability for self-sustaining existence that exists in North America. It has billions to feed, and while 30 years ago, the bulk of its population were farmers who knew how to be self-sustaining, China’s population today has far more in common with residents from Queens NY, than Small town Nebraska.

So as food resources from Africa continue being diverted to Asia, while the population of Africa flees the continent, in large part due to lack of food, the nations of Asia are not accepting immigrants, so those millions of immigrants flee to countries in Europe and North America, which in turn place them on already overburdened social welfare systems, which causes those nations to go further into debt. This debt is sold to Asian nations, that use the debt to control those nations, or use it to buy businesses, real estate, and resources within those debtor nations.

The very issues which are contributing to the global migrant crisis, are being exacerbated by East Asia's growing consumption of the world's resources. And hence, the rest of the world will become indentured to these Asian nations, in one form or another, in perpetuity.


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      Jay C OBrien 

      20 months ago from Houston, TX USA

      The individual is not the government. We individuals have little or no say in governmental affairs. We as individuals should not fight or kill for a government which changes its alliances. The friend of today is the foe of tomorrow. As individuals we should become educated, learn a skill, and invest widely and wisely. We should be prepared to move. Here is my prescription:


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