Editor’s Note: it is worth reading this excerpt below more than one time, to fully understand the view that the US as a country, and the US government in particular, holds of China.
Their view is clearly that a developed world can afford only one country with a very high living standard, and that country is the USA. China therefore will have to moderate its ambitions and settle for a lower place in the world. Too bad, but not everyone can be rich because the world cannot sustain that.
On Australian TV, President Obama sat down with an Australian interviewer and gave a 20 minute interview. On China, he voiced this opinion:
“You know if you talk to Chinese leaders I think they will acknowledge immediately that if over a billion Chinese citizens have the same living patterns as Australians and Americans do right now then all of us are in for a very miserable time.
The planet just can’t sustain it, so they understand that they’ve got to make a decision about a new model that is more sustainable that allows them to pursue the economic growth that they’re pursuing while at the same time dealing with these environmental consequences.
So I think they understand intellectually. Right now though their understandable impulse is to say well let’s let the developed countries, the Australias, and the Americas deal with this problem first and we’ll get to it when we’ve caught up a little bit in terms of our standard of living.
The point we’ve tried to make is we can’t, we can’t allow China to wait.”
And there you have it, folks. And Obama was so gracious as to include Australians in ‘the same high standard of living’. So it’s us (the world) against the Chinese, and we must stop China from developing any further, before it’s too late. And one way to do that is to unite the world in imposing harsh environmental costs on China.
If that isn’t sufficient to slow them down, we’ll unite the world to force China to revalue the RMB by 200%, the way we did it to Japan. We managed to kill Japan’s economy before they surpassed us, so maybe we can kill China’s in the same way. If that doesn’t work, well, we still have the biggest military in the world – and we do love our wars. So, one way or another, let’s stop them while we can.
And remember, it isn’t only Obama who wants this. “We” are all brothers, so we all want it. Don’t we? That’s actually quite a clever approach.
The author Mr. 龙信明 is the Publisher and Editor of Bearcanada.com.